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The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Road Excavation
Title Note A Loader and a Panoramic View
Date July 9, 1953
Description Bringing up lift in fill excavation material coming from Station 568-50 in section 2U of the Blue Ridge Parkway between Mt. Pisgah and Yellowstone Falls.
Commentary In addition to the loader carrying fill, there is a panoramic view of the mountains. Rod 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 E.G. Middleton
Tags Construction
United States Bureau of Public Roads
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives