Monday, September 7, 2015

Doe River Gorge Trestle

In the early 1880s the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad (ET&WNC) built a line from Johnson City, TN to Cranberry, NC.   The steep, narrow Doe River Gorge was chosen for part of the route, and after heavy blasting through the cliffside and then filling and bridge-building operations, a narrow gauge track opened in 1882, “hugging narrow ledges, squeezing through tight tunnels and crossing the river several times.”   The is one of those crossings.  the steel of the trestle is still intact, but much of the wood is long gone.

In the early 1880s the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad built a rail line from Johnson City, TN to Boone, NC.   The steep Doe River Gorge was chosen for part of the route, and after heavy blasting through the cliffs and then filling and bridge-building operations, a narrow gauge track opened in 1882, going through tunnels, around narrow ledges, and crossing the river several times.   The is one of those crossings.  the steel of the trestle is still intact, but much of the wood is long gone.
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