Monday, March 20, 2006

Natchez Trace bridge

Native Americans first cut the Natchez Trace as an overland route as a shortcut from the Cumberland River at what is today Nashville to the Mississippi River at Natchez. Immigrant Europeans later used the route, which became deeply rutted from constant use. Today a motor parkway travels the same route. Yesterday we paid a visit.

The most beautiful bridge carries the Natchez Trace Parkway over a valley near its northern terminus.

I climbed up for a different angle from the northern side

and then got a view from the other side

Then we drove down to get a view of of the bridge from below

Then walked up to get a closer look from below

An angle from the center support post

Looking in the other direction

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