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Title Tunnel No. 1 West Portal
Date April 28, 1943
Description Photograph shows rock cut just outside the west portal of tunnel #1 near mile post 333.6 in section 2L of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by Ted Pease on April 28, 1943.
Commentary The west portal into tunnel number one gives a greater example of how the road was carved into the landscape. Further, the manner in which the rock walls were kept most likely aided in creating a scenic motorway feel to the drive, even though it wasn't a naturally formed rock wall.
Location Location Name: Milepost 334
Parkway Milepost: 334.0
Latitude: 35.851263
Longitude: -82.093122
Creator Individual Ted Pease
Tags Photographs
Rock cuts
View of road
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway