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Title Bridge under construction Project 1-N-11
Date May 1959
Description The image shows the construction of a circular bridge on a steep hillside surrounded by trees. A concrete support arch has been built, and a crane is beside the arch. A dirt road runs above the bridge construction, on which several vehicles are parked. The photograph was taken during May of 1959 at milepost 128.8 over Route 690 and Metz Run Creek 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