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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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rusk TX 75785, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 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 Courthouse (about 700 feet away); Cherokee County (about 700 feet away); Norman Law Firm (about 800 feet away); Cherokee County C.S.A. (approx. 0.2 miles
Rusk Footbridge image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, February 19, 2011
2. Rusk Footbridge
Eastward view.
away); Site of the Union Hotel/Bracken House/Acme Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Sam Houston Speeches (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rusk.
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
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
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 22, 2011, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 746 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 22, 2011, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas.   4. submitted on June 19, 2016, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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