Skyline Drive - Big Meadows - Syria, VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 38° 31.079 W 078° 26.081
17S E 723651 N 4266407
Quick Description: The Skyline Drive is 105 miles thru the Shenandoah National Park. Big Meadows is right about mid point between the northern and southern terminus.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 11/16/2013 3:52:18 AM
Waymark Code: WMJGGB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
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Long Description:
Begun as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project during the Great Depression, construction of the Skyline Drive was both difficult and dangerous. Large cuts were made into the sides of knolls and peaks to allow for a road wide enough to handle traffic. The work began in 1931, and the final section (from Swift Run Gap to Rockfish Gap) was completed and opened in 1939. The Civilian Conservation Corps also had a hand in the construction of Skyline Drive. The CCC graded the slopes on both sides of the roadway, built guardrails, constructed overlooks, and planted thousands of trees and shrubs along the parkway. It has 70 overlooks.

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Program: America's Byways

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Official Name: Skyline Drive

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