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East Tennessee & Georgia Railroad, Loudon, Loudon County

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Inventory Number: TN/42-53-U01
County: Loudon County
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
When Lost: 01 Sep 1863
Latitude: N35 44.825
Longitude: W084 19.858
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Loudon, Loudon County, TN
Todd Clark Collection
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.
Clark, Todd. Information received by email, July 2014
Clark, Todd. Information received by email, November 2013

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