Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Etowah River

Here are more Etowah River photos taken just below Allatoona Dam at the Cooper's Furnace and Riverside Day Use Parks on Old River Road and Allatoona Dam Road off US 41 south of Cartersville, Georgia.









Water can rise suddenly and dangerously when water is released from Allatoona Dam immediately upstream.





















The new railroad bridge over the Etowah River.
It was a great day to picnic and sightsee with my parents.


The original railroad bridge pilings stand in the Etowah River just upstream from the US 41 bridge.
Andrews Raiders failed to burn this Western & Atlantic Railroad bridge during the Great Locomotive Chase April 12, 1862, however Confederate and Union troops took turns burning, rebuilding, and re-burning the bridge in 1864.
The bridge was rebuilt (again) after the Civil War until replaced by the new bridge in 1944.
 
Union Army photographer George N. Barnard took this Civil War photograph of the defenses of Etowah bridge.


Taken from the high ground above the bridge, Barnard captured this view of Allatoona Pass.


Old railroad bridge pilings.




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