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Doe River Covered Bridge, Elizabethton, TN

Elizabethton Historic District, Elizabethton, TN (Carter County)

. Bounded roughly by 2nd, 4th, East, and Sycamore Sts.

. National Register of Historic Places Ref # 73001754, date added 19730314

.Built in 1882, the Doe River Covered Bridge in Elizabethton, Tennessee is believed to be the oldest such bridge in the state still used daily. Whether you are seeking a casual stroll, an opportunity to feed the ducks, or a picnic alongside the Doe River, the Doe River Covered Bridge is a must-see when visiting Carter County!

. Constructed at a cost of $3,000, the noble bridge spans the river for 134 feet, resting on earth and stone abutments. The original structure was built entirely of wood, with steel spikes used to fasten together the massive oak pieces used in the floor. The Doe River Covered Bridge, a historical treasure is one of two such bridges identified by Tennessee Historical Commission marker, as well as included in the national Registry of Historic Sites.

. Each year, local residents and visitors celebrate the "Queen of the South," during the month of June. The annual Covered Bridge Celebration is a three-day extravaganza filled with live music, food vendors, as well as arts and crafts! (1)

. Date of photo 10/13/12

. References (1) Carter County

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  • Uploaded on October 21, 2012
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    by Tim Stewart
    • Camera: SONY DSC-HX20V
    • Taken on 2012/10/13 12:27:06
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1600)
    • Focal Length: 4.84mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.200
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash