Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Construction Site
Title Note Truck emptying cargo at construction site
Date June 3, 1953
Description Layer unloading fill at road construction site on Blue Ridge Parkway, looking south. Taken in Section 2U between Mt. Pisgah and Yellowstone Falls, Station 585-50.
Commentary A truck is unloading rocks at a construction site where a road is being built. 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.
Location Location Name: Milepost 418
Parkway Milepost: 418.0
Latitude: 35.319737
Longitude: -82.835127
Creator Individual W.P.W.
Tags Construction
Construction equipment
Road construction
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives