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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.
Photographed 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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1543.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Idaho Falls ID 83402, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Prisoners of War in Idaho Falls (within shouting
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distance of this marker); The Idaho Falls LDS Hospital and School of Nursing (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Upper Snake River Valley Irrigation (about 600 feet away); Eagle Rock Meeting House (about 700 feet away); Idaho Falls Idaho Temple (approx. 0.2 miles away); Native American Encampments (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Odd Fellows (approx. ¼ mile away); Eagle Rock Crossing (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Idaho Falls.
 
Snake River Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 25, 2009
2. Snake River Bridge Marker
Snake River Near the Bridge Site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 25, 2009
3. Snake River Near the Bridge Site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 3, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 929 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 3, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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