Historic Timber From Walnut Street Bridge To Be Auctioned April 28

  • Friday, April 23, 2021

Some of the timber from the historic Walnut Street Bridge is being offered at auction by Compass Auctions and Real Estate.

Scott Steele, Compass marketing director, said, "How many times have you walked the Walnut Street Bridge? It’s a good chance that if you live in Chattanooga or the surrounding area, or been a visitor to the river city, you will say at least once.

With the revitalization on both sides of the riverfront, there has been increased visitation and so many people crossing back and forth over the river all thanks to this marvelous bridge.

"The Walnut Street Bridge was the first to connect the downtown with North Chattanooga. The bridge, constructed in 1890, is not only significant to the citizens of and visitors to Chattanooga, but it also a historically important construct. It was the very first non-military highway bridge to span the Tennessee River.

"The bridge faced some tough times in the late 1970’s and sat in disrepair, unused and unloved for almost a decade. Repairs and structural strengthening in the late 1980’s turned the bridge into a cornerstone of the revitalization of the downtown and North Shore areas of Chattanooga. Now a grand pedestrian bridge it has provided thousands of visitors with a venue for making great memories. As you can imagine, the wooden plank and timber of the nearly 2,40-foot-long bridge has been well used.

"The city of Chattanooga has made sure to maintain not only the beauty of, but also the safety of those using the bridge, by replacing the wood and timber as it becomes necessary.

"These are now available for those that love the city of Chattanooga, its history, and that have a special affinity for the Walnut Street Bridge.

"Compass Auctions is honored to bring these to auction on April 28 starting at 10 a.m. ET and for one day only.

"Don’t miss your opportunity to own a piece of Chattanooga history. These sturdy beams can be used for a number of purposes, decorative landscaping, possible uses in construction, reclaimed for use as a centerpiece or conversation item. This is your chance to take part in and help preserve these historic materials."

Click here to register and bid.

More info: 800-729-6466

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