July 22, 1961
|I bet you thought it was for the new bridge. Nope.
Below is the dedication program for the old, now gone bridge over the
dam from 1961.
Loudon County resident, David Matlock, shared the old memorabilia with me and I wanted to share it with all of you.
It's a nice piece of our local history. You can just imagine all the festivities going all day on that warm Saturday. Just think what a big deal this would have been. Up till the bridge opened, the only way to cross the river was by ferry.
I suppose everyone was very happy about the new bridge except maybe the ferry owner.