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Title Parkway box culvert
Date June 1, 1937
Description Unidentified man standing next to a four foot by six foot box culvert off of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Image taken from the National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway Headquarters and taken by "LMH" June 1, 1937.
Commentary In order to prevent pooling of water on the Blue Ridge Parkway, designers included culverts underneath the road to allow for water to continue to flow under the road rather than remain stagnant on the road itself.
Location Location Name: Milepost 229
Parkway Milepost: 229.0
Latitude: 36.45404
Longitude: -81.020626
Creator Individual L.M.H.
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Stone carving
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway