The Unofficial
I-26 Construction
Madison County
North Carolina

View looking south toward Buckner Gap (seen to the left of the photo). Relocated US 23 is to the left, the Bear Branch interchange is in the center of the photo. The interchange is a stretched out diamond passing over Bear Branch Road, which had to be relocated as well. The grade coming down from Buckner Gap is 6%, with an uphill grade to the TN State Line from the interchange toward the bottom of the photo.
John Lansford
8 Dec 97