|About the Book|
When High Bridge was first constructed on the Jessamine/Mercer County line in 1876-77 it was for the simple utilitarian reason of spanning the Kentucky River gorge allowing trains to cross. No one could have imagined that the bridge and surrounding cliffs would become a spot near and dear to many even one hundred years into a future that no one could have imagined. This relic from our past still easily accommodates the heaviest of trains, with one crossing about every thirty minutes during peak hours, sometimes carrying a northbound and southbound train simultaneously. In fact, this bridge lies on the busiest north-south route on the Norfolk-Southern Railroad line in the nation. This book is a photographic tour of the bridge and park as they were originally found, the rebuilding of the bridge in 1910-11 and into todays modern world.