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Idaho Falls in Bonneville County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Snake River Bridge

 
 
Snake River Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 25, 2009
1. Snake River Bridge Marker
Inscription. On December 10, 1864 a franchise was granted to Edward M. Morgan, James M. (Matt) Taylor, and William F. Bartlett to operate a ferry one and one-half miles below Cedar Island and build a bridge over Snake River at Black Canyon. Mr. Taylor selected the bridge site and in 1864-65 erected an 83 foot wooden span with solid rock anchorage on both sides. It was a modified queens truss type. The first bridge to cross Snake River was located 1320 feet south of this spot. A replica of the bridge tops this monument.
 
Erected 1953 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 183.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 43° 29.808′ N, 112° 2.631′ W. Marker is in Idaho Falls, Idaho, in Bonneville County. Marker is on River Parkway, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Idaho Falls ID 83402, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eagle Rock Ferry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Taylor's Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Snake River Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 25, 2009
2. Snake River Bridge Marker
Snake River Near the Bridge Site image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 25, 2009
3. Snake River Near the Bridge Site
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 437 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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