Near Gosport in Monroe County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
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.
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.
Erected 2000 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Jane Wampler Stouder and Mary Asher Wampler. (Marker Number 53.2000.1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
Location. 39° 19.93′ N, 86° 40.624′ W. Marker is near Gosport, Indiana, in Monroe County. Marker can be reached from N. Texas Ridge Road 0.1 miles east of North County Line Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gosport IN 47433, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. The Ten O'Clock Line (approx. 1.6 miles away); Camp Hughes (approx. 1.6 miles away); Stinesville Limestone Industry (approx. 2.7 miles away); Owen County (Indiana) War Memorial (approx. 5.6 miles away); Owen County War Memorial (approx. 5.6 miles away); Owen County Courthouse (approx. 5.6 miles away); American Revolution War Memorial (approx. 5.9 miles away); Civil War Cannons - Owen County Indiana (approx. 5.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gosport.
Also see . . . Secrest Ferry Bridge. From the HistoricBridges.org website. (Submitted on June 3, 2014.)
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts •
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