This bridge is now a trail.
Posted December 18, 2014, by Alan Walker (awalker1829 [at] yahoo [dot] com)This bridge was found unsafe for vehicular traffic and stood abandoned and unused for more than twenty years, despite repeated petitions by the Coast Guard to either repair it or remove it. Community interest in preserving this bridge led the City of Chattanooga to include the restoration of the bridge as a key part of the Tennessee Riverpark. Most folks today do not realize how close we came to losing this bridge. [Bridge Hunter]The text on an interpretive sign describing the 1867 Great Flood also describes how this bridge was built.
|20171217,18 9025 +30+30, western elevation framed by the Market Street Bridge|
|Market Street and Walnut Street Bridges, Boston Public Library on Flickr, License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)|
a significant trestle between the bridge spans and Frazier Avenue.
The purpose of this photo is to capture the cables that were added at some point to provide more tension strength for the tie-bar members. I have to confess that my wife is the one that first caught that detail.
The roof line near the left of the photo is on the aquarium.
A photo dump of the other photos I took while I crossed the bridge.
Hunter Museum of American Art is the building on the bluff.