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Rusk in Cherokee County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Rusk Footbridge

(546 feet long, 4 feet wide)

 
 
Rusk Footbridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, February 19, 2011
1. Rusk Footbridge Marker
Inscription. First built 1861 as the means for residents east of valley to get to town during rainy seasons.
Rebuilt in 1889 by T.H. Barnes, engineer building New Birmingham (now ghost town, to the east).
Maintained by city of Rusk until 1950. Restored 1969 on plans by Barnes.
 
Erected 1969 by State historical survey committee. (Marker Number 6849.)
 
Location. 31° 47.703′ N, 95° 8.853′ W. Marker is in Rusk, Texas, in Cherokee County. Marker is on E. 5th Street near Lone Oak Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rusk TX 75785, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The James I. Perkins Family Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Bachelor Girl's Library Club (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cherokee County (about 700 feet away); Cherokee County Courthouse (about 700 feet away); Norman Law Firm (about 800 feet away); Cherokee County C.S.A. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rusk (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mountain Home (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rusk.
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Rusk Footbridge image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, February 19, 2011
2. Rusk Footbridge
Eastward view.
Rusk Footbridge image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, February 19, 2011
3. Rusk Footbridge
Westward view. Marker is on the far end, to the left.
Rusk Footbridge image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, August 8, 2009
4. Rusk Footbridge
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 561 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas.   4. submitted on , by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 21, 2016.
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