Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Cuts before L.D. grading
Date October 6, 1939
Description Photograph shows a man standing at an ungraded road cut near mile post 232.6 in section 2B of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary Grading work was often contracted out for relatively short sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Maximum roadway grades vary from 6-8% along the Parkway.
Location Location Name: Milepost 232
Parkway Milepost: 232.0
Latitude: 36.432736
Longitude: -81.05689
Creator Individual Malcolm A. Bird
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Grading (Earthwork)
Landscape development
Road construction
View of road
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway