Norfolk Southern French Broad #6--All views are southbound
Bridge is northbound and southbound--this view is on the west side of the bridge, looking southbound
Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in September 2008
BH Photo #123188
I've read that the original bridge which this replaced was relocated to the Murphy Branch North Carolina circa 1942.
The original bridge was indeed built in 1916. Replacement was anticipated for the construction of the TVA Douglas Dam (1942); however, this bridge did not get built until around 1950. The original bridge continued to be used although normal summer pool level of Douglas Lake would submerge most of the bottom trusses. It has since been removed down to the pier foundations, although the south and north abutments remain.