Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Road Building
Title Note Truck Driving Down Road
Date June 3, 1953
Description Fill benched and partly completed. Taken in Section 2U of the Blue Ridge Parkway between Mt. Pisgah and Yellowstone Falls, Station 600-604.
Commentary A truck is driving down a dirt road that is under construction. This is a picture of road construction as part of the Blue Ridge Parkway development. Road construction began on March 01, 1939. The road was open to traffic on September 02, 1955. The road is 9.611 miles long. It runs between Mt. Pisgah and Yellowstone Falls. Most contracts were carried out under the supervision of the Bureau of Public Roads.
Location Location Name: Milepost 418
Parkway Milepost: 418.0
Latitude: 35.319737
Longitude: -82.835127
Creator Individual W.P.W.
Tags Photographs
Road construction
View of road
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives