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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Foothills Parkway, From Chilowee to Walland & from Cosby to I-40, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Foothills Parkway, From Chilowee to Walland & from Cosby to I-40, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, TN



Significance: The Foothills Parkway originated from the federal government's decision to locate the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. Both North Carolina and Tennessee lobbied for the road, and with the announcement that the parkway would run from Virginia to North Carolina, came a promise that if the road proved successful, another parkway would be built in Tennessee. The Foothills Parkway is the result of that promise. Although not located within the parkway boundary, the Foothills Parkway is an important part of the transportation system in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, providing a scenic drive around the Tennessee side of the park.
Survey number: HAER TN-35-E
Building/structure dates: after. 1950- before. 1970 Initial Construction



Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Bureau of Public Roads
Ickes, Harold
Troitino & Brown
Baskerville Builders
Taylor Construction Company
Hobart Greene & Sons
Harrison Construction Company
W B Dillard Construction Company
Garrett & Farris Construction Company
H F Ramsey Company
Macon Construction Company, Incorporated
Charles Blalock & Sons, Incorporated
Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation
Tennessee Department of Transportation
Foothills Parkway Association
Pena, Frederico
Sasser, Jim
Lupyak, Edward, field team project manager
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, sponsor
National Park Service Roads and Parkway Program, sponsor
Federal Lands Highway Program, sponsor
Croteau, Todd, project manager
Quin, Richard, project manager


Gatlinburg35.71426, -83.51016
Google Map of 35.714259, -83.5101638


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