Taylor's Bridge

Taylor's Bridge (HM1C76)

Location: Idaho Falls, ID 83402 Bonneville County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 29.514', W 112° 2.634'

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Idaho's earliest toll bridge spanned Snake River at this rocky site in 1865, replacing Eagle Rock Ferry, 9 miles upstream.

James Madison Taylor (a relative of Presidents Madison and Taylor and a founder of Denver, Colorado) settled here in 1864 to develop an improved route for his freight line from Salt Lake to Montana's new gold mines. After his bridge was built, telegraph service reached here, July 16, 1866 an Eagle Rock (as Idaho Falls was known until 1890) became a regional transportation center. A railroad bridge was built adjacent to Taylor's bridge in 1879.
HM NumberHM1C76
Series This marker is part of the Idaho: Idaho State Historical Society series
Marker Number223
Placed ByIdaho Transportation Department
Marker Condition
10 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 1:44pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 415595 N 4815971
Decimal Degrees43.49190000, -112.04390000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 29.514', W 112° 2.634'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 29' 30.84" N, 112° 2' 38.04" W
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Area Code(s)208
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 15275 Idaho Falls Greenbelt Trail, Idaho Falls ID 83402, US
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The Coordinates Need Changed

The coordinates given here are wrong. The signs are actually located at 43°29'38.1"N 112°02'42.0"W. The coordinates given here put you in the Key Bank parking lot! I know. I spent hours locating the signs. The signs are on River Parkway on the west side of the Snake River about 300 ft north of West Broadway St.

Sep 24, 2015 at 9:12pm PDT by idamtnboy

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