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The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Bridge Construction
Date April 10, 1937
Description Photograph shows workers, construction equipment, and wood and steel materials during construction of bridge #7 in section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary The picture is looking ahead at construction workers doing steel work, riveting and floor form construction, on bridge #7. This bridge is located in section 2A, which is 12.695 miles long. Section 2A can be found between the NC/VA state line and US21. Construction began on 9/11/35 and was opened for visitors on 9/21/39. This photograph was taken in the middle of construction in 1937.
Location Location Name: Milepost 225
Parkway Milepost: 225.0
Latitude: 36.485117
Longitude: -80.97784
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Bridge construction
Construction equipment
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives