NP, FO 9/12/1861

From the Fayetteville (N. C.) Observer
September 12, 1861
A. T. & Ohio Railroad     {Atlantic, Tennessee & Ohio RR}
   We made a visit last week to the stupendous bridge now building for this Road, three miles south of this place, by Messrs. Henderson & Martin, contractors. The abutment and two of the granite massive arches are about completed, and material on the spot to begin the third. This will be the highest bridge, perhaps, in the Confederate States, the altitude will be ninety feet. The cost of the bridge say $80,000. By the way, this Road is progressing rapidly to completion to this point; the cars now run to within 14 miles of Statesville, and will extend trips to the bridge by 1st January.
Statesville Express