I used to live near here and went fishing there alot. I always got a creepy vibe from the place. There used to be alot of kkk activity there .. One time
My father hooked something heavy in the water and when he pulled it up it was a partially burned dummy with slanderous words all over it . Theres also alot of racial graffiti around... Over all this bridge is very old and the area surrounding is chock full of history ...we used to find lots of fossils and petrafied antlers and such too .... I'm hoping to visit this bridge again one day ....
Elizabeth, I checked the state highway records and it appears this bridge was built in 1901. This type of bridge (with lots of rivets) could not have been built during the Civil War era. However, it's entirely possible that a previous bridge could have stood here during the 1860s and was then replaced.
I'm curious about this old bridge. For some reason, I remember reading an article about it many years ago, and can't be sure, based on my sometimes faulty memory, but thought the article called it a Civil War era bridge. I called the library, the local newspaper office, and have asked numerous native Trimble Countians, and nobody seems to know. If you know when this bridge was built, please let me email me with the info. I'm a Louisiana native, but have lived in Trimble County since 1975. Thank uou for any help you can give me. Elizabeth (SUE) Richards
Very nice set of pictures James.
I had no idea this bridge still existed! I can remember driving across it when the new bridge was being built. The deck was scary and was the bridge narrow! With no listing I assumed the bridge was gone but I was wrong. I never noticed the unusual truss type until seeing these photos. Does anybody know what type it is? Is it some sort of Lattice or something? Just glad to see at least the bridge wasn't torn down but hate to see the floor fall away and the weeds start to swallow it up!