The Battle of Franklin was fought on November 30, 1864. It was a significant setback for the Confederate army. Despite numerous assaults, the Confederate army was unable to break through and stop the Union army from a successful retreat.
Fort Loudoun was a British settlement that was the goal to gain support from the Cherokee at the start of the seven years war that was largely fought between France and Britain.
The bridge is lit up by over 200 sodium vapor lights. It was first lit on 1986 after a major fund raising campaign. Its interesting to note that the lights have to be toggled off when vessels pass due to the glare.