A 52-Week Photo Journey

… Mary Nell Moore's Photography

Week 38 – #10 Framed


The Walnut Street Bridge in Chattanooga was erected in 1890 and served as a passageway from the City across the Tennessee River to the North Shore until 1978, when it was put out of service due to disrepair. It remained dormant for nearly ten years until it was repaired and put back into service as one of the World’s longest pedestrian walking bridges at 2,376′ long. The bridge is enjoyed by locals and visitors on a daily basis as an avenue for exercise, an opportunity to enjoy beautiful views and as a means to walk to and from work. It is now a happy place but back in 1906 that was not the case. For you see, it was in that year a place of sadness; a place where a Mother and Father lost a son; and a place which for years would bring a lot of controversy and shame to a young man who in his last breath declared his innocence as he was hanged from the second span. Ninety-four years later, a Chattanooga criminal judge reviewed the case and declared the young man innocent of the crime to which he was charged. After you read his story here, you can decide for yourself whether or not you think he was guilty, innocent or perhaps framed by a group of men who took the law into their own hands.
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Author: tnwaltz

A true Southerner, I was born in Georgia but lived most of my adult life in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In 2001, my husband and I retired and moved to beautiful Sarasota, FL. We quickly realized that we were not retirement material and could not play golf two or three times a week so we got our real estate licenses and affiliated with Coldwell Banker on Longboat Key. My love for photography is very beneficial to me when photographing interiors and exteriors of the homes we list. Other than photography, I have a keen interest in genealogy and golf (whenever I can find the spare time from our real estate practice).

2 thoughts on “Week 38 – #10 Framed

  1. Nice composition and processing. Sad story.


  2. I don’t know why, but I love bridges and this one certainly has a “wow” story to accompany it.


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