27 June 2015

Great Falls Lake Bridge, Then and Now

The next time you are hiking at Duke Farms, begin near Great Falls, and follow Fox Hollow Lane until you come to this view of Great Falls Lake Bridge. Still impressive almost 100 years later.


A view of Great Falls Lake Bridge from Fox Hollow Lane, postcard circa 1923
The lower drive around the lake must have been a favorite of James B. Duke and his wife Nanaline. They can be seen alighting from their coach near the underpass of the bridge in the second scene shown in the excerpts of Doris Duke's home movies. Take a look.





And here is the bridge today.

A view of Great Falls Lake Bridge from Fox Hollow Lane, May 2015

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