Holston #river#bridge in Strawberry Plains #TN
Top photo is a union guard keeping watch over the bridge after a failed attempt by the union army to destroy another bridge in TN to cut off railroad transportation during the #civilwar - two Union sympathizer - brothers attempted to burn the bridge in 1861 while being guarded by a confederate, they lost their matches in the struggle and failed at burning the bridge that night. Yet it was destroyed and rebuilt many time by confederates and Unionist to take control over who rebuilt it.
Bottom photo is the current bridge with the support system for the old Bridge to the left side of the current one. So much history in East TN.