Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
See Larger Image

About this Image

Title Front Head Wall 437
Date October 31, 1936
Description Photograph shows stone head wall and culvert in section 2C of the Blue Ridge Parkway, with fenced hillside in background.
Commentary Culverts are used to move water underneath a structure in order to not disturb the natural flow of water. These were used rather frequently across the Blue Ridge Parkway because of the abundance of mountain streams, formed due to snow melting and rain, in the area of construction. This particular culvert was constructed out of cement and stone to give it a natural feel.
Location Location Name: Section 2C
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.416769
Longitude: -81.193564
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Stone carving
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives