Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Bridge #6 Construction
Date October 29, 1936
Description Photograph shows an automobile and a person walking on a bridge with stone abutments and no side rail in section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary This bridge was built through the work of the Civilian Conservation Cort which was started by Franklin Roosevelt as part of his New Deal program to help stabilize the American Economy during the Great Depression. Almost 3 million young men between the ages of 18-24 participated in the CCC and its efforts to conserve and develop natural resources.
Location Location Name: Section 2A
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.496308
Longitude: -80.955864
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Automobiles
Bridge construction
Road construction
Traffic safety
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives