Mohawk Station

 

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This is old Mohawk station, now derelict.  The line in front is booted off.   Here’s a look inside what may have been the ticket office/waiting room:

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About 2,000 feet to the east of this station is the contemporary Lick Creek Bridge, a truss/deck girder combo.

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This is looking west, back toward Mohawk.  On November 8, 1861, Union sympathizers burned the bridge that was here (the bridges were made of timber then).  It was part of a effort by the “Bridge Burners” to take down the 9 bridges between Bristol and Bridgeport AL.  They succeeded, but many paid the ultimate price.
The date plates on this bridge have been chiseled off…thanks, vandals.

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