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East Tennessee & Georgia Railroad, Loudon, Loudon County

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Inventory Number: TN/42-53-U01
County: Loudon County
Township:
Town/Village: Loudon
Bridge Name: East Tennessee & Georgia Railroad, Loudon
Crosses: Tennessee River
Truss type: Uncovered Howe Deck (9) & Through (1)
Spans: 10
Length: c1700'
Roadway Width:
Built: c1850
Builder:
When Lost: 01 Sep 1863
Cause:
Latitude: N35 44.825
Longitude: W084 19.858
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Directions:

Loudon, Loudon County, TN
Todd Clark Collection
Comments:
East Tennessee & Georgia Railroad. Confederates burned the bridge as they evacuated the area 1-Sep-1863 corresponding to Burnside's (Shackleford) advance and Buckner's retreat. Union soldiers then established a rail base at Loudon, shuttling supplies across the river. Confederates again took control of the area a few months later, but were displaced by Union Gen. William T. Sherman's advance again in December. By April 1864, a temporary bridge was in place and was under Union control the rest of the war.
Sources:
Clark, Todd. Information received by email, July 2014
Clark, Todd. Information received by email, November 2013

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