I haven’t thought about this little house for years, but thanks to our 52-Week Challenge, I thought about it yesterday as I was driving across Chickamauga Dam in Chattanooga, TN and it made me think of the theme, “Anyone Home?”. As a little girl, my Dad would let me tag along when he went fishing in the Tennessee River just below the Dam and this little house. I was always intrigued with the tiny little house perched high above the railroad tracks and river. It’s the house of the bridge tender, whose job is to raise the bridge when larger vessels travel up or down the river. The little house has no yard, porch or deck but I would imagine the view is spectacular.
Thanks for the memories…I wonder if there was anyone home.
Peregrine Falcons are observed year-round at this site. The CSX Railroad Bridge at Chickamauga Dam is one of only three known nesting locations for the Peregrine Falcon, a Tennessee and Federal Endangered species, in Tennessee.