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Blue Ridge Parkway, Linn Cove Viaduct, On Grandfather Mountain, Asheville, Buncombe County, NC



Item Title
Blue Ridge Parkway, Linn Cove Viaduct, On Grandfather Mountain, Asheville, Buncombe County, NC

Location
On Grandfather Mountain, Asheville vicinity, NC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NC-42-A
Building/structure dates: 1983 initial construction
Part of building/structure is in Linville vicinity, Avery County, NC.
Significance: The precast, post-tensioned segmental concrete Linn Cove Viaduct was the first structure built in North America using the progressive placement erection method. Its topography conforming horizontal and vertical alignment made it the most complicated structure of its type in the world at the time of its construction.

Subjects
Conservation & Restoration
Civil Engineering
Bridges


Related Names
Figg, Jean
Muller, Jean
Barrett, Daffin & Figg/Europe Etudes
Michaux, Andre
Mather, Stephen T.
Kelsey, Harlan
Cleven, Brian, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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