Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Road Construction
Date August 23, 1955
Description Blading and rolling Class 2 sub-base for the Blue Ridge Parkway in section 2G.
Commentary Parkway planning involved both specifics of curvature and grade and constraints on costs that played into the actual construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Within each segment of the Blue Ridge Parkway, several construction contracts were usually awarded. The first contract involved clearing, grubbing/removal of stumps, provisions for drainage, and rough grading. The next contracts involved the grading and surfacing of the roadway. Most contracts were carried out under the supervision of the Bureau of Public Roads.
Location Location Name: Milepost 292
Parkway Milepost: 292.0
Latitude: 36.148597
Longitude: -81.663857
Creator Individual P.E.O.
Tags Construction
Construction equipment
Grading (Earthwork)
Landscape development
Road construction
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives