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Title Overpass location at Benge (back)
Date June 19, 1935
Description Photo shows the location of the overpass over the Benge. Taken by "LMH" on June 19, 1935, at Milepost 268, Section 2E, Station 361.
Commentary Overpasses were used to transport travelers to desired locations and also provide them with magnificent views. This section of the road was begun in early 1936 and finished in 1937. Various federal and state agencies, like the Civilian Conservation Corps and Bureau of Public Roads, provided labor for parkway construction.
Location Location Name: Milepost 268
Parkway Milepost: 268.0
Latitude: 36.279869
Longitude: -81.41477
Creator Individual L.M.H.
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Ashe County (N.C.)
Benge Gap (N.C.)
E.B. Jeffress Park (N.C.)
Road construction
Wilkes County (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway