The Unofficial
I-26 Construction
Madison County
North Carolina


In order to get to the rock, all the earth material has to be removed first. The equipment in this photo is removing the last of the earth in Buckner Gap, but the truck with the bed in the up position is stuck. He apparently backed into a depression and when he got loaded with earth, he couldn't get back out. So, he dumped the material back out, but that didn't help. He eventually had to be pulled out by a D9 bulldozer. In the background can be seen the earth slope on the left side of Buckner Gap. Taken in January 2000.



 John Lansford
30 January 2000