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Title Shoulder and ditch prior to seeding
Title Note Peaks of Otter. Relocation of Virginia State Route 43.
Date May 20, 1948
Description Image shows a view of a road and a ditch that runs alongside it. The top layer of the ditch is soil. There is no plant coverage, and it looks as if the ditch has been recently dug. A truck with an open door is parked on the road. The image was taken near Station 18R, near milepost 86 and Section 1K of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Image taken on May 20, 1948.
Location Location Name: Milepost 86
Parkway Milepost: 86.0
Latitude: 37.444858
Longitude: -79.611066
Creator Individual W.D.L.
Tags Bedford County (Va.)
Landscape development
Peaks of Otter (Va.)
Road relocation
View of road
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway