The Bridge that George Pickett Built

Military bridge across Whatcom Creek (now where the bridge the crosses the stream above Maritime Heritage Park, where Prospect St. becomes Dupont). Photo ca. 1904. This bridge was built by Maj. General George Pickett, builder of the historic Pickett House here in Bellingham. The bridge, constructed before the Civil War, was long ago replaced with a modern structure that nevertheless bears the name of the "Pickett Bridge," and a historical marker, lest we forget.  Pickett's name is famous in U.S. History for "Pickett's Charge," a devastatingly unsuccessful (bloodbath) Confederate military action led by him on the last day of the Battle of Gettysburg. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickett%27s_Charge] (via content.lib.washington.edu)

Military bridge across Whatcom Creek (now where the bridge the crosses the stream above Maritime Heritage Park, where Prospect St. becomes Dupont). Photo ca. 1904. This bridge was built by Maj. General George Pickett, builder of the historic Pickett House here in Bellingham. The bridge, constructed in 1857, was long ago replaced with a modern structure that nevertheless bears the name of the “Pickett Bridge,” and a historical marker, lest we forget. Pickett’s name is famous in U.S. History for “Pickett’s Charge,” a devastatingly unsuccessful (bloodbath) Confederate military action led by him on the last day of the Battle of Gettysburg. []
(via content.lib.washington.edu)

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