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Another Camelback Gone:(


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I knew it was coming, but it still hurts. The old camelback truss bridge (US 70) across the Clinch River at Kingston, TN, was demolished yesterday. Explosives laid the central span in the middle of the river where it was dismantled for scrap from barges.


There are very few of the old bridges left in Tennessee. I can't squawk too much since it's true they were narrow and unsafe. I work with some people from Kingston, and their general opinion is "good riddance". The US 41 bridge in Marion County (near the old Hales Bar Dam) is still open, but who knows for how long? I guess I should remember the words of Roger Miller...


Everything changes a little, and it should.

Good ain't forever, and bad ain't for good.

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