|Object Name||Print, Photographic|
Photograph, "Tennessee River bridge built in 1864 by the US Army" is written on the back of the photo. "Reproduced from the Collections of the Library of Congress" is stamped on the back of the photo. This photo shows the bridge spanning the Tennessee River connecting the North Shore of the river with the south shore at Market Street. According to Hoobler (see Related Publications), "the Market Street Bridge over the Tennessee River was built by the military and survived until the great flood of 1867. It crossed about 100 yards south of the present span. The shipyard is at the right, across the river, at the foot of Cameron Hill. Barnard (the photographer) was standing about where Girls Preparatory School is now." Cameron Hill and Lookout Mountain are prominent in the background of the photo.
National Archives # 111-B-4747, titled: "Bridge across Tenn. River, Chattanooga, Tenn, ca. 1860 - ca. 1865."
National Archives Identifier: 528880; Local Identifier: 111-B-4764; Creator(s): War Department. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. (08/01/1866 - 09/18/1947) (Most Recent). From: Series : Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, compiled 1921 - 1940, documenting the period 1860 - 1865. Record Group 111: Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, 1860 - 1985. (http://research.archives.gov/description/528864)
Also available in the Chattanooga Public Library online database #00001086, Paul A. Hiener Collection.
|Print size||8.00" x 10.00"|
|Copyright||National Archives and Library of Congress: Public domain|
|Related Publications||James A. Hoobler, "Cities Under the Gun", p. 162, photo# 207.|