With such a busy family schedule during this time of year, there isn't much time for extra activities or leisurely pursuits. However, last Sunday I took an hour out of my morning to make a quick trip to the Tebbs Bend Battlefield.
Formed in a driving loop off the side of the highway, Tebbs Bend is a Civil War historical area where people still live and farm the land. The Battle of Tebbs Bend was fought on July 4, 1863. General John Hunt Morgan attacked Union Army troops, but was defeated, even though he had the advantage.
The part that I really wanted to see was the steel bridge built in 1907. About a month ago, it was closed to traffic.....forever. It will be moved and preserved, but many people in the area have been upset by the closure.
General John Hunt Morgan burned the original wooden bridge during his Christmas raid in 1862. The wooden bridge was repaired and improved more after the Battle at Tebbs Bend. It is believed that this steel bridge is built on the original stone abutments.
Yes, I did walk over the barricades onto the wooden slats.
They seemed a bit precarious just walking on them, I cannot imagine driving over this bridge.
A wonderful area of history that I will be visiting again. Some say the area, and this bridge, are haunted. I don't know about that, but there is still a lot here for me to investigate.