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Title View of Construction near MP 98.5
Title Note Station 96 - Section 1-A, view toward north in Shennanadoah [Shenandoah]
Date September 4, 1936
Description Image shows construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway near milepost 98.5 and station 96, in section 1-A. A bulldozer to be unloading dirt in the foreground, from the left side of the photograph, and a worker appears facing the camera. Other trucks and construction equipment appear further into the background. The construction site appears to be a road cut along an incline on the side of a mountain. The land slopes down away from the left side of the road. Trees appear to the left of the road, and a mountain range appears in the background. Image taken by Albert S. Burns on September 4, 1936.
Location Location Name: Milepost 98
Parkway Milepost: 98.0
Latitude: 37.422681
Longitude: -79.763179
Creator Individual Albert S. Burns
Tags Bedford County (Va.)
Construction equipment
Land construction
Road construction
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway