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Title Rocky Overhang
Title Note Tunnel
Date April 1, 1954
Description Showing overhang on right at north entrance of Frying Pan Tunnel, taken in Section 2U of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary This is a picture of Frying Pan Tunnel at milepost 410.1 of Section 2U. In the pre-war period, Blue Ridge Parkway tunnels were excavated using compressed air drills and dynamite. Later, the use of a jumbo rig made it possible to drill and blast an entire tunnel face in one operation.
Location Location Name: Milepost 410
Parkway Milepost: 410.0
Latitude: 35.391722
Longitude: -82.773463
Creator Individual E.G. Middleton
Tags Frying Pan Tunnel (N.C.)
Rock embankments
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives