A year and half ago as many of you know the Cumberland Basin (middle Tennessee) suffered massive flooding. The Harpeth River rose twenty feet above the tunnel here at the Narrows. As a result of the flood the tunnel was clogged with large tree trunks.
Several weeks ago someone (lacking foresight and judgment) torched the tunnel. The Kingston Springs Volunteer Fire Department were unable to extinguish the fire. Under the extreme heat generated by the fire huge limestone slabs fell from the tunnel's ceiling. Fortunately, the bridge over the upstream opening (though damaged) remained standing, allowing those of us who live within Bell's Bend of the Harpeth to enter and exit. Here are a few photos of the aftermath. The first photo was taken the morning of the day after the fire was set.