Another bridge directly on Madison's Heritage Trail is the Crooked Creek Rail Bridge. The rails are not seen in these pictures here, because they are located at the top of the ridge that the bridge supports. While it certainly is not as in as bad of shape as its neighbor down stream, it's still worth taking a look. According to the discussion on Bridge Hunter there is some documentation that shows this bridge opened in 1841, making it one of the earliest bridges built in the entire state!
|If you don't want to get wet, the only way to really get in the tunnel is this skinny walkway.|
|Check out the limestone used in the floor of the tunnel.|
We went back and checked out the Crooked Creek railroad bridge again and decided to insert a few more pictures into this post.
|The silhouette of the explorer seen on the right side of this picture gives you an idea of the scale of the tunnel supporting the railroad far up above.|
|Here is another shot of the entrance on the Heritage Trail side of the tunnel.|