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Title Before grading. Washout ditch filled; needs transition, rounding, and drainage structure.
Date July 25, 1935
Description Image shows a slope before it has been graded. The washout ditch has been filled but still needs transition, rounding and drainage structure. Photo taken by "MAB" on July 25, 1935, Station 540+50 R/ahead, Section 2A, Milepost 227, Alleghany County.
Commentary Construction on Section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway began September 11, 1935. The area opened to the public September 21, 1939.
Location Location Name: Milepost 227
Parkway Milepost: 227.0
Latitude: 36.461685
Longitude: -80.992802
Creator Individual Malcolm A. Bird
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Grading (Earthwork)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway