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Big Island in Bedford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Harry F. Byrd Memorial Bridge

 
 
Harry F. Byrd Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 15, 2016
1. Harry F. Byrd Memorial Bridge Marker
Inscription.
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

 
Erected 1985.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Blue Ridge Parkway marker series.
 
Location. 37° 33.321′ N, 79° 21.956′ W. Marker is in Big Island, Virginia, in Bedford County. Marker can be reached from Blue Ridge Parkway (at milepost 64), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located near the James River Visitor Center (MP 63.6), on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Marker is in this post office area: Big Island VA 24526, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James River (a few steps from this marker); A Transportation Corridor (within shouting distance of this marker); The Courage Of Frank Padget (approx. 5.1 miles away); Amherst County/Rockbridge County (approx. 5.1 miles away); Indian and Settler Conflict (approx. 6.7 miles
Harry F. Byrd Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 15, 2016
2. Harry F. Byrd Memorial Bridge Marker
away); Frank Padget (approx. 7.1 miles away); Frank Padget Water Tragedy (approx. 7.1 miles away); Apple Orchard Mtn. (approx. 7.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Big Island.
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Marker on the Blue Ridge Parkway image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 15, 2016
3. Marker on the Blue Ridge Parkway
Harry F. Byrd Memorial Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 15, 2016
4. Harry F. Byrd Memorial Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on July 18, 2016.
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