Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Fort Gay in Wayne County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Fort Gay Toll Bridge

1905

 
 
Fort Gay Toll Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
1. Fort Gay Toll Bridge Marker
Inscription.  Since the founding of Fort Gay and Louisa in the first half of the 19th century, the only way to travel between the towns was by ferry. In 1904, the Louisa and Fort Gay Bridge company was created to build a toll bridge across the Tug and Levisa Forks. Built at a cost of $39,145, ground was broken for construction in May of 1905. When completed, the bridge was 1,115 feet long It was unique in that it crossed two rivers, connected two states, and linked two towns. For decades, the bridge served patrons who paid a toll to cross before being replaced by the current structure
 
Erected by the Committee to Elect Robert Thompson.
 
Location. 38° 7.014′ N, 82° 35.627′ W. Marker is in Fort Gay, West Virginia, in Wayne County. Marker is on Court Street (West Virginia Route 37) east of Vancouver Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Court Street, Fort Gay WV 25514, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Fort Gay Lock and Dam (here, next to this marker); Fort Gay (within shouting distance
Fort Gay Toll Bridge Marker on right. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
2. Fort Gay Toll Bridge Marker on right.
of this marker); Frederick M. Vinson (approx. 0.4 miles away in Kentucky); County Named, 1821 (approx. half a mile away in Kentucky); Revolutionary War Soldier's Grave (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Bishop (approx. 0.8 miles away in Kentucky); Pioneer Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 1.9 miles away in Kentucky); Giant Cooling Tower (approx. 4.2 miles away in Kentucky). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Gay.
 
Also see . . .  Louisa to Fort Gay Toll Bridge Built in 1906. (Submitted on July 30, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Fort Gay Toll Bridge Marker on right at former Fort Gay High School. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
3. Fort Gay Toll Bridge Marker on right at former Fort Gay High School.
 

More. Search the internet for Fort Gay Toll Bridge.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 30, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 216 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 30, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
Paid Advertisement