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Title Bridge 10, site of construction
Title Note Same looking back from south fill.
Date August 23, 1936
Description Photograph shows proposed site of bridge #10, looking back at north side and automobile, in section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary Site of construction of bridge 10 on Blue Ridge Parkway near Station 656 from south angle, most likely section 2A, August 23, 1936. Automobile can be seen in background. Picture taken by W.D. Stanton. Picture taken from the North Carolina State Archives. Based on date, this bridge is part of the initial construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Construction on the Blue Ridge Parkway began in 1935 as a part of the Civilian Conservation Corp/Public Works Act, which was started by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Civilian Conservation Corp was part of the New Deal and was implemented to give young men jobs, as well as to conserve and promote nature and land. Picture labeled "Same looking back from south fill" - referring to 6-229-A.
Location Location Name: Milepost 229
Parkway Milepost: 229.0
Latitude: 36.45404
Longitude: -81.020626
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Blue Ridge Parkway--Planning
Bridge construction
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives