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Lincoln's Ferry Bridge

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Lincoln's Ferry Bridge

Historic Postcard view

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BH Photo #478706

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Description 

This area is historically referred to as "Lincoln's Ferry" because as a teenager Abe Lincoln worked operating a ferry across the Anderson River, as well as out to meet flatboats in the middle of the Ohio.

This bridge replaced a W.T. Washer built covered Bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Anderson River on State Road 66
Location
Spencer County, Indiana, and Perry County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Replaced 1949
Design
12-panel, pinned Pennsylvania through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 200.0 ft.
Also called
Taylor's Ferry Bridge
Maxville Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.99925, -86.81287   (decimal degrees)
37°59'57" N, 86°48'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/516429/4205748 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 90235 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 11, 2020: New photo from Tony Dillon

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