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Title Bridge 10, site of construction
Title Note Back over line to site bridge #10
Date August 23, 1936
Description Photograph shows view through trees to automobile and proposed site of bridge #10 in section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary View through trees of site of construction of bridge 10. Picture taken August 23, 1936. 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 "Back over line to site bridge #10 Station 661."
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
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives