Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Site of Union Pontoon Bridge

Marker ID: THC 1E 72
Location: Knox County, in Knoxville, Central Avenue, Chisholm Tavern Park
County: Knox
Waymark: None


A pontoon bridge at the foot of Central Avenue enabled Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside, U.S.A., to hold the heights on the south side of the river during the siege of Knoxville, November, 1863. They were called, from left to right, Sevierville Hill, Fort Stanl