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Mountain Goat Trail Arch Bridge

Photo 

Photo taken by Ben Tate in February 2020

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BH Photo #465783

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Gizzard Creek on the Mountain Goat Trail
Location
Tracy City, Grundy County, Tennessee
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Railroads
- Louisville & Nashville Railroad (L&N; LN)
- Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway (NC&StL)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Stone arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.25930, -85.73789   (decimal degrees)
35°15'33" N, 85°44'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/614808/3902529 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 88128 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 7, 2020: New photo from Ben Tate

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Comments 

Mountain Goat Trail Arch Bridge
Posted February 8, 2020, by Ben Tate (benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Info about the railroad that used to cross this bridge and the new rail-to-trail that crosses it:

"From 1856 to 1985, the Mountain Goat Railroad carried coal and passengers between Palmer and Cowan in Grundy and Franklin Counties of the Cumberland Plateau. It was named the Mountain Goat because the climb onto the Plateau was one of the steepest railroad ascents in the world.

Now, the Mountain Goat Trail Alliance is seeking to reclaim the path of the railroad. Working with local governments and other interested groups, the Alliance’s mission is to turn the old railroad bed into a multi-use recreational path. When finished, the 35-plus-mile trail will connect seven towns in two counties."

https://www.mountaingoattrail.org/trail/

Gizzard Creek Arch Bridge
Posted February 7, 2020, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Appears to be a former Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway line, later Louisville & Nashville.