Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Road Work
Title Note Construction and Excavation
Date June 3, 1953
Description Excavating in rock cut looking south. Taken in section 2U between Mt. Pisgah and Yellowstone Falls; Station 3-00.
Commentary Road construction began on March 01, 1939. The road was open to traffic on September 02, 1955. The road is 9.611 miles long and runs between Mt. Pisgah and Yellowstone Falls. Most road 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