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Title Construction of Bridge, Balsam Gap
Date August 20, 1962
Description This photo shows construction at the end of Section 2W. A crane, cement mixer, and several workers are visible. Taken by Alan Mebane on August 20, 1962, at Milepost 443.
Commentary Construction on Section 2W was completed in October 1962.
Location Location Name: Balsam Gap
Parkway Milepost: 443.0
Latitude: 35.4339907
Longitude: -83.0776402
Creator Individual Alan Mebane
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Balsam Gap (N.C.)
Construction equipment
Haywood County (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway