Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
See Larger Image

About this Image

Title Road Construction
Title Note Progression of Road Construction
Date June 3, 1953
Description Layer placing fill looking north on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken in Section 2U between Mt. Pisgah and Yellowstone Falls.
Commentary This is a picture of road construction as part of the Blue Ridge Parkway development. 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 408
Parkway Milepost: 408.0
Latitude: 35.409432
Longitude: -82.750323
Creator Individual W.P.W.
Tags Construction equipment
Road construction
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives