Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Through Rough Rock
Title Note Roadway cut out of rough cut rock on either side.
Date December 14, 1936
Description Photograph shows the road area roughly cut out of rock on both sides in section 2M of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary This was the southern end of a proposed bridge site. Taken in December 1936, this picture is shortly after construction began on this section of the parkway (2M) which was completed and open in 1940.
Location Location Name: Section 2M
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 35.788139
Longitude: -82.167372
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Photographs
Road conditions
Road construction
Rock cuts
Rock embankments
View of road
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives