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Hartford in Ohio County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

First Bridge

 
 
First Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
1. First Bridge Marker
Inscription.  Site of the first covered bridge here, built in 1823, thought to be the first across the Rough River. This was later replaced by another similar one after the decay of the first. Earlier crossings were by ford or ferry. An iron bridge was constructed here, 1875; removed 23 years later to Barnett's Creek. The present bridge was opened to traffic in 1934.
 
Erected by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1259.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. In addition, it is included in the Covered Bridges 🌉, and the Kentucky Historical Society series lists.
 
Location. 37° 27.148′ N, 86° 54.632′ W. Marker is in Hartford, Kentucky, in Ohio County. Marker is on South Main Street (U.S. 231) 0.1 miles north of East Union Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is at south end of bridge over Rough River. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 N Main St, Hartford KY 42347, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Fort Hartford (here, next to this marker);
First Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
2. First Bridge Marker
Subject marker is on right.
Fort Hartford (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Public Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Courthouse Burned (approx. 0.2 miles away); County Named, 1798 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ohio County World Wars Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Barnett's Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Famous Kentucky Artist (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartford.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 22 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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