Big Island in Bedford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Harry F. Byrd Memorial Bridge
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
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. In addition, it is included in the Blue Ridge Parkway series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1985.
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. Marker is located near the James River Visitor Center (MP 63.6), on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Big Island VA 24526, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 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); Battery Creek Lock (within shouting distance of this marker); Water GapBattery Creek Lock (within shouting distance of this marker); A Lock Canal / A Lift Lock (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Lock Gate (about 500 feet away); The Courage Of Frank Padget (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Big Island.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2016, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 371 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 18, 2016, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 5, 6. submitted on October 16, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 7. submitted on October 17, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.