“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Idaho Falls in Bonneville County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)

Taylor's Bridge

Taylor's Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 25, 2009
1. Taylor's Bridge Marker
Inscription.  Idaho’s earliest toll bridge spanned Snake River at this rocky site in 1865, replacing Eagle Rock Ferry, 9 miles upstream.

James Madison Taylor (a relative of Presidents Madison and Taylor and a founder of Denver, Colorado) settled here in 1864 to develop an improved route for his freight line from Salt Lake to Montana’s new gold mines. After his bridge was built, telegraph service reached here, July 16, 1866 an Eagle Rock (as Idaho Falls was known until 1890) became a regional transportation center. A railroad bridge was built adjacent to Taylor’s bridge in 1879.
Erected by Idaho Transportation Department. (Marker Number 223.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1848.
Location. 43° 29.514′ N, 112° 2.634′ W. Marker is in Idaho Falls, Idaho, in Bonneville County. Marker is on South Capitol Avenue. 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
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are within walking distance of this marker. Eagle Rock Ferry (here, next to this marker); Eagle Rock Crossing (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Farmers' and Merchants' Bank (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Odd Fellows (approx. 0.3 miles away); Prisoners of War in Idaho Falls (approx. 0.3 miles away); Snake River Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Upper Snake River Valley Irrigation (approx. 0.4 miles away); Eagle Rock Meeting House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Idaho Falls.
Snake River image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 25, 2009
2. Snake River
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,102 times since then and 196 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 4, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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