Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in June 2010
BH Photo #167574
Love those pics. As I understand the story my Grandfather worked on the crew that built that Trestle. I know for a fact that my dad took me swimming in that little swimming hole just up from that Trestle. Last time I was there that area was surrounded by a fence and was no longer accessible. What a shame.
This is another bridge originally built by the Tennessee Central Railroad that fell into the hands of the Southern Railway after TC's 1968 bankruptcy. This bridge along with three beautiful trestles are located in a thirteen mile stretch of track now operated by a limestone mining co in Crab Orchard, TN. After the closure of the TC the Tennessee State legislature passed a bill allowing the state to purchase the entire rail line and hopefully operate it as a tourist railroad. That bill was vetoed by the Governor.