On our way back from West Virginia we drove through the Smokies on Route 129 rather than going over them between Gatlinburg and Cherokee. We came across this dam and I was fairly certain it was from the movie “The Fugitive”, so I stopped and got a photo from the bridge.
It is in fact the same dam that Harrison Ford jumps off of in the movie, which is one of my all time favorites. I visited the site of the Train Wreck from the movie a few years ago. It is the Cheoah Dam and it was built in 1919.