Sunday, August 8, 2010

Chattanooga, Tennessee

The Incline Station at the foot of Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga, Tennessee.  The Lookout Mountain Incline is the world's steepest cable incline.  At its steepest point a grade of 72.7 per cent is reached.  Its length from base to the summit is 4750 feet.

Chickamauga Dam, Chattanooga, Tennessee - Started in 1936 this dam was completed in 1940 at a cost of $38,000,000.  It is one of a series of dams built by the T.V.A. for navigation, flood control, and production of electric power on the Tennessee River.  It is 129 ft. high and 5794 ft. long with a reservoir area of 37,2000 acres extending 59 miles upstream.  In 1954 a new highway bridge over the dam was completed.

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