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Mar 21, Wednesday, Kentucky Lake Disaster Update Rare Photo
We summarized the engine and took the Katy Leigh out the past Sunday and got a good look at the gap in the bridge from the north side. In looking through the gap it occurred to me that this view has never been possible until now. The bridge was built 77 years ago in 1935 to cross the Tennessee River.
The view before the bridge was built would not be the same as it is today since the water level was much lower.
The bridge was raised in 1943 in preparation for the rising water from Kentucky Dam about 1945. Accordingly the photo below could be the first photo ever of the view through the gap. It may be the only photo as when the span is replaced soon this view will not be possible.