• Bridge at Night
    Bridge at Night
  • Steam Days
    Steam Days
  • Early 1900's
    Early 1900's
  • Florence Entrance
    Florence Entrance
  • Sheffield Entrance
    Sheffield Entrance
  • Missing Link
    Missing Link
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The Old Railroad Bridge at Florence

The old railroad bridge at Florence, Alabama is more than a landmark.  It early became a symbol of the industry, commerce and transportation that boosted the city in growth and prosperity.  It bridged not only the Tennessee River, but served as the connecting link to the other areas of the greater Muscle Shoals and to the other cities in the central and southern parts of Alabama. Long before … [Read More...]

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Sunset Yoga is Coming to the Old Railroad Bridge

Beginning on Sunday,  September 5,  2015 and continue each Sunday through October 25, 2015, Iris Williams will be leading a Sunset Yoga class.  This is a beginner class and is donation based so bring your yoga mat and come on out and have fun. The Old Railroad Bridge is a absolutely stunning place to be on a late Fall Sunday afternoon and you will love the yoga class as well as the scenic … [Read More...]

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Short History of the Shoals Area Railroads

The following is a brief history of railroads in the Northwest Alabama and Southern Tennessee area. The Nashville and Florence Railroad Company was incorporated on February 24, 1879 and whose purpose after some pruning of legalistic verbiage, was to construct a line from Columbia, TN to Florence, AL, a distance of 79 miles. The proposed line traversed finely timbered country and it was hoped … [Read More...]