Ferry Bridge

Ferry Bridge (HM1EPX)

Location: Gosport, IN 47433 Monroe County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 19.93', W 86° 40.624'

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Pennsylvania through truss iron bridge built 1903 by Lafayette Engineering Co.; crosses West Fork of White River, spans 316 feet, and rests on concrete and stone abutments. One of longest single-span iron bridges in Indiana; longest highway bridge of its type. Has unique iron framework, original lattice railing. Replaced Seacrest's Ferry.

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Commissioners from Owen and Monroe counties met 1901 to plan for a bridge. Owen paid two-thirds of cost, Monroe one-third. Served as vital link between Gosport and Spencer and Bloomington. Closed to vehicles and bypassed by the modern bridge to the west 1990. Listed in National Register of Historic Places 1996.
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number53.2000.1
Year Placed2000
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau, Jane Wampler Stouder and Mary Asher Wampler
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 8:20am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 527832 N 4353688
Decimal Degrees39.33216667, -86.67706667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.93', W 86° 40.624'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 55.80" N, 86° 40' 37.44" W
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Area Code(s)812, 765
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9390-9398 Owen County Line Rd, Gosport IN 47433, US
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