Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Drill Operation
Title Note Drill operation in tunnel
Date April 22, 1937
Description Photograph shows workers with construction machinery inside rock tunnel in section 2M of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary Tunnel #2 is found in McDowell County in section 2M. The tunnels were often employed to reduce or eliminate the need for excessive landscaping. Most of the tunnels are lined with concrete or gunite, a pneumatic cement.
Location Location Name: Section 2M
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 35.788139
Longitude: -82.167372
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Construction equipment
Drilling and boring
Underground pipelines
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives