Blue Ridge Parkway - John H Bowman Photos
James River at James River Overlook

James River at James River Overlook

James River Overlook, MP 63.4, elevation 649 feet - lowest point on Parkway. Visitor Center at north end of bridge is in Amherst County, but restored James River & Kanawha Canal lock is in Bedford County. It took about 60 years to extend the canal from Richmond as far west as Buchanan in Botetourt County; then railroads displaced canals, and the towpath was used as railbed. This photo was taken from the pedestrian bridge, which is below the Blue Ridge Parkway bridge.

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