This bridge resided at a Civil War battle site, not too far from my farmette. General John Hunt Morgan, and his troops, were defeated here in 1863, by Union forces.
General Morgan burned the original wooden bridge during the battle. At the time a replacement was built and in 1907 this steel structure came into being.
It served well until 2014 when it was moved to a museum farmstead, just down the river. A modern replacement is now in use, but this steel beauty will forever be memorialized at the farmstead.
At the time of its replacement, some controversy surrounded the destruction of this bridge. Many people wanted it to be saved and left in its original location. Eventually it was replaced and merely moved down river where it no longer receives car traffic.
Linking up today with Tuesday's Treasures