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The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Road washed out
Date August 16, 1940
Description Image shows severe damage done to the road from water runoff or flooding. Photo taken by Granville Liles on August 16, 1940, Section 2K, Station 100+00, Milepost 319.4.
Commentary Road damaged caused by water runoff, storms, and flooding often required workers to go back and repair sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway before construction was completed.
Location Location Name: Milepost 319
Parkway Milepost: 319.0
Latitude: 35.94827
Longitude: -81.959794
Creator Individual Granville B. Liles
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Erosion
Flood of 1940
Road conditions
Road damage
Storm damage
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway