Etowah River Bridge
Western & Atlantic Railroad

The stone piers of the old Western & Atlantic Railroad bridge still stand in the Etowah River near Cartersville. It was replaced by a 1944 bridge a short distance downstream. (At U.S. 41 and Etowah River).

View upstream (to the northeast) during the Civil War. Defenders' trenches in the foreground. The railroad was later relocated downstream.

Looking south; Allatoona Pass in the Distance. (For more information, see The Photographic History of the Civil War, Volume 3: The Decisive Battles. 1911. Online at Internet Archive here.)

A metal deck truss bridge later replaced the wooden structure.

1864 pencil sketch of the bridge ruins.


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