High Bridge 

Signs of History SM


Highest railroad bridge in US over a navigable stream (308 feet).  Planned as suspension bridge for Lexington and Danville R.R. by John Roebling, designer of famous Brooklyn Bridge (N.Y. City). Huge stone towers to hold cables built in 1851. Work on bridge abandoned during Civil War. Towers removed in 1929 by Southern Railroad to permit double tracks. Over.

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For pictures of the High Bridge area click here.
 

Photographs courtesy of Tim Powell and the High Bridge-Wilmore Rail-Trail - Sept. 2002 (http://www.worldtimzone.com/railtrail)

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Signs of History SM is a service mark of Grover Hibberd & Jayne Pitts-Hibberd
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