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
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. Touch 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 Frank Padget (approx. 7.1 miles away); Frank Padget Water Tragedy (approx. 7.1 miles away); Apple Orchard Mtn. (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Big Island.
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2016, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 18, 2016, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, 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.