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Linn Crossing Trestle Bridge, Spanning County Road 71, Linn Crossing, Jefferson County, AL



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HB44570
Exterior View Looking West Along Jefferson County 71 With Railroad Bridge (right), Saddlebag Cottage (left) And Coal Truck.


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Location
Spanning County Road 71, Linn Crossing, AL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER AL-62
Significance: Approximately 15 to 20 frame residences remain today, along with the wooden trestle bridge that still carries coal trains from nearby Jim Walter Nebo and Chetopa mines over the former Southern Railway tracks. In the 1890s, only seven families lived between Linn Crossing and Adamsville. Settlement at the crossing dates to 1880, when the Linn family cemetery was established on a high knoll near the crossing. Adjacent to the cemetery the white frame Antioch Baptist Church, the religious and social hub of the community, now stands. By 1887, the Georgia Pacific (later Southern) Railroad extended through the Linn farmlands and people came from miles around to board trains bound for Birmingham and Atlanta. In 1903, the L. & N. extended the Cane Creek Branch of the Birmingham Mineral Railroad to Banner, further opening the area to mining. The two railroads crossed at this small community that had grown to 15 or 20 frame structures.

Subjects
Bridges
Trestles


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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Photograph caption(s): 
1. EXTERIOR VIEW LOOKING WEST ALONG JEFFERSON COUNTY 71 WITH RAILROAD BRIDGE (RIGHT), SADDLEBAG COTTAGE (LEFT) AND COAL TRUCK.


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