Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Icy Rock Curve (3)
Date October 31, 1936
Description Ice forming at Icy Rock station 257-15, Section 2C of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Thermometer 50 degrees.
Commentary When constructing the road, special consideration had to be paid to the varying weather conditions often experienced in this area. This particular area presented a challenge because of the accumulation of ice often seen on slopes of mountainous roads as well as the sharp curvature in this section of the parkway.
Location Location Name: Section 2C
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.416769
Longitude: -81.193564
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Creator Organization North Carolina State Archives
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Road conditions
Road construction
Rock cuts
View of road
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives