After the swap meet, we drove around town and looked at certain old landmarks and railroad bridges.
Who's Ta? Oh man, what a great Chinglish pun
One such place was a bridge with rails on it dating to 1913. It doesn't look like those rails are being used anymore, but the bridge still is.
Apparently, the bridge is now used by CSX and a few jokes were thrown around but I'd love to look more into the history.
Coincidentally, the previous owner of my new '79 Raleigh Superbe lived in Monroe so I was able to drive past all of this for a second time. That being said, I don't think I'd mind living in this quiet, old town. There are plenty of old country roads in the area to satisfy my cruising needs, whether by bike or car. The architecture is certainly nicer and more interesting than that of my home town and the downtown area looks to be made of more than just two intersecting streets. I hope to come back someday.