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The two RV Gypsies walked over
the Old Railroad Bridge in Sheffield, Alabama
July 28, 2014

the Old Railroad Bridge sign
the Old Railroad Bridge sign

Walking from the parking lot, the two RV Gypsies found themselves at the top of the Old Railroad Bridge, which was gated off. Then they looked around and saw some stairs leading down to the pedestrian part of the bridge. Lee Duquette was doing well with his new knees, but had a hard time with these stairs, so he went DOWN the stairs backwards. And this became a forever event for him - going down stairs backwards.

the top layer of the Old Railroad Bridge
Lee struggling with steps

history clipart bookThis pedestrian bridge is 1,580 feet long and 14 feet high, offering a beautiful view of the Tennessee River. The pier dates back to 1832 and the superstructure dates back to 1903. The original bridge opened in 1839 as a toll bridge with trains crossing on the upper deck while wagons, pedestrians and livestock crossed over the River on the bottom deck, shown below. Today the pedestrian bridge provides a venue for special events and a beautiful view of the Tennessee River and Pickwick Lake.

the Old Railroad Bridge sign
the Old Railroad Bridge sign
Lee Duquette on the pedestrian bridge
Lee Duquette on the pedestrian bridge
The Old Railroad Bridge Company sign

When the two RV Gypsies reached the end of the pedestrian bridge, they looked down and saw a tree with bras, shoes and all kinds of other articles of clothing strewn about in the tree.

tree with bras, shoes and  stuff
tree with bras, shoes and  stuff

The Tennessee River and Pickwick Lake

The walk back over the bridge

The Tennessee River and Pickwick Lake
pedestrian bridge
You may visit these 8 sections in any order you choose.

Heritage Acres RV Park

Cane Creek Canyon Preserve

Helen Keller's birthplace

Spring Park and the world's largest man-made waterfall

A water park in Tuscumbia

dinner and the view from the Mariott in the sky

Whippoorwill Park in Sheffield

The Old Railroad Bridge in Sheffield (this page)

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go to the next adventure of the two RV  GypsiesAFTER you have viewed all eight (8) sections above, please continue on to Calhoun, Georgia, the amazing and unique Folk Art Center, a white peacock and more.