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Title Bridge construction
Date May 1959
Description The image shows the construction of a bridge where I-beams have been set across the top of a series of concrete arches. A dirt road joins the bridge on both sides, and a crane is at the base of the construction. The photograph was taken during May of 1959 at milepost 128.8 over Route 690 and Metz Run in section 1N of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The photographer was Jack Boucher.
Location Location Name: Milepost 128
Parkway Milepost: 128.0
Latitude: 37.182877
Longitude: -80.052182
Creator Individual Jack E. Boucher
Tags Bridge construction
Construction equipment
Roanoke County (Va.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway