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Troubled Waters: 1864

Troubled Waters: 1864

1864. "Civil War R.R. operations, bridges and equipment -- Railway Bridge across Platt Creek (vicinity of Knoxville, Tenn.)" Wet plate negative. View full size.

 

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Replacement bridges

I would assume from the contract between the substantial stone piers and the makeshift decks, that these are the replacements after the bridge burnings

Risky Business

Check out the temporary nature of the rail bridge. I don't think I would take a train over this at anything above a "creep". Pretty sketchy.

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