Railroad Drawbridge, Hog Jaw Valley

Photo of the Week – January 21, 2015

Long Island Creek Railroad Drawbridge, Hog Jaw Valley, Alabama (Photo taken June 21, 2014)

Long Island Creek Railroad Drawbridge, Hog Jaw Valley, Alabama (Photo taken June 21, 2014)

Taken: June 21, 2014
This is the current and frequently used lift-type railroad drawbridge over long Island Creek of the Tennessee River, near Hog Jaw Valley, Alabama. This bridge replaced a swinging or pivoting “drawbridge” that turned on a pivot point so vessels could proceed along the river.

The bridge operator controls bridge openings from inside the little shelter on top of the bridge between the two towers.

This is one of the places we visited on A Trip Back to Hog Jaw Valley (Parts 1 and 2). My friend Don, who grew up in Hog Jaw Valley had some fond memories and interesting stories to tell regarding the bridges over the river.

Photograph ©2014 Jeff Richmond

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Photo of the Week and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Railroad Drawbridge, Hog Jaw Valley

  1. Pingback: Renaissance Musings Table of Contents | Renaissance Musings

  2. Pingback: Bridgeport Depot Museum, Alabama | Renaissance Musings

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s