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Harry F. Byrd Memorial Bridge Plaque
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member JL_HSTRE
N 37° 33.320 W 079° 21.955
17S E 644335 N 4157734
Quick Description: Plaque dedicating the nearby Blue Ridge Parkway bridge over the James River.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 6/7/2012 10:42:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMEK4Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 1

Long Description:
Rock with a plaque on it dedicating the nearby bridge to Harry Byrd. The plaque is located NE of the bridge next to the parking lot for the Blue Ridge Parkway's James River Visitor Center.

Byrd (1887-1966) was a Shenandoah valley native. He ran the Winchester Star newspaper, was president of the Valley Turnpike Company, State Senator Governor of Virginia 1926-1930 and Senator from 1933-1965. He was a major proponent of Shenandoah National Park (where the visitor center at Big Meadows is named after him), Skyline Drive, and the Blue Ridge Parkway.

HARRY F. BYRD
MEMORIAL BRIDGE

His vision, political acumen
and perseverance on behalf
of the Virginians he represented
and the nation as a
whole resulted in the world's
first rural national parkway
-THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY

Dedicated September 1985
Website with more information on either the memorial or the person(s) it is dedicated to: [Web Link]

Location: James River Visitor Center

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