Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Road Construction
Title Note Winding Dirt Road
Date April 3, 1953
Description The creation of a dirt road leading downhill. Taken in Section 2U between Mt. Pisgah and Yellowstone Falls; Station 583.
Commentary Road construction began on March 01, 1939. The road was open to traffic on September 02, 1955. The road is 9.611 miles long. It runs between Mt. Pisgah and Yellowstone Falls. Most contracts were carried out under the supervision of the Bureau of Public Roads.
Location Location Name: Milepost 418
Parkway Milepost: 418.0
Latitude: 35.319737
Longitude: -82.835127
Creator Individual W.P.W.
Tags Photographs
Road construction
View of road
Credit Courtesy of W.P.W.