Sep 10, 2012

The Conway bridge over the Nolichucky river

The Conway Bridge

My cousin Joey told me about a photo contest with Wiki Loves Monuments. After a brief glance at the details it just looked like a fun excuse to go visit  some historic places.

I chose some places that currently have no photos submitted. My logic kinda went like this: even if I don’t win, maybe they’ll use some of my photos. I don’t even know what you win if you do win.


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So this first one was this place Called Beachwood Hall with no address, just GPS coordinates.



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The GPS got us close but this wasn’t it. No old buildings out this pig trail.


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And this certainly wasn’t it either!

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Not to be discouraged, we just moved onto something else on the list.


The Conway Bridge

The Conway bridge  Built by Steel and Lebby Bridge Company of Knoxville during 1924-1925


The Conway Bridge

This one lane bridge crosses the Nolichucky River, a major stream draining the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina and east Tennessee.

The Conway Bridge

We also saw some interesting other things along the way…


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Like this guy who does his front porch sittin’ standing up. 


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And I thought that was in Virginia.


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If you squizzle through the bushes you can actually see the natural bridge which is more like a natural squash culvert.


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Luckily the water is lower than it has been at times or I wouldn’t’ve been able to have this nice sandy “beach” to stand on.


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Met Mr Turtle down there too.

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Thank Joey for the fun idea!

2 comments:

The Experimental Cook said...

Lovely pictures and very informative too! Please keep the pictures coming.

Ellen Patry said...

nice to share this trip with you as I lay around in my bed with my computer....

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