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Way up there

  • Author: KC Wildmoon
  • Date Posted: Feb 26, 2014
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  • Address: Boones Creek

The Clinchfield Railroad was considered an engineering marvel, a 266-mile wonder from the coalfields of Appalachia to the mill towns of South Carolina completed in 1915. Just outside Johnson City, Tennessee — which became a railroad boom town when the line opened — one of the line’s many tall trestles crossed Knob Creek. Now known as the Boones Creek Viaduct, the bridge spans Boone’s Creek Road on its approach to Interstate 26. My sister says she gets butterflies just looking at it. I’m fine looking at it, but wouldn’t do well from the top.

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