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Title Earth and Rock cut before L.D. grading
Title Note negative 6035 (714c), classification no. 625
Date October 6, 1939
Description Earth and rock cut before L.D. grading on milepost 232, section 2B on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Image taken from the National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway Headquarters and taken by "MAB" on October 6, 1939.
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
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway