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The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Smart View, Beginning of construction of loop road
Date 20th Century
Description Image shows road construction for a loop road in the Blue Ridge Parkway. A road appears running from the top center toward the left side of the photograph. To the right of the road there appears to be a loop road curving away and then back toward the central road. A mount of dirt appears in the right side of the photograph. Bare trees stand in the background, on both sides of the road. Image taken near Smart View in Franklin County, Va., near milepost 155 of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Date and photographer are both unknown.
Location Location Name: Smart View (V.A.)
Parkway Milepost: 155.0
Latitude: 36.9259683
Longitude: -80.1864329
Creator Individual Unknown
Tags Construction
Franklin County (Va.)
Graded road
Road construction
View of road
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway