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Benton's Ferry

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Description 

Benton's Ferry (or Benton Ferry) existed at the site of the present US 190 bridges across the Amite River near Denham Springs. The ferry was already in existence when mentioned in a newspaper article in the September 14, 1850 edition of "The Baton Rouge Gazette".

The ferry service presumably suspended operations when the first bridge at the location was completed in 1894.

Facts 

Overview
Lost ferry across Amite River on Benton's Ferry Road (now US 190)
Location
East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, and Livingston Parish, Louisiana
Status
Replaced by a bridge
History
Established before 1850; discontinued 1894
Builder
- Robert Benton
Design
Ferry crossing
Also called
Marietta Ferry
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.46469, -90.98974   (decimal degrees)
30°27'53" N, 90°59'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/692995/3371995 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Denham Springs
Inventory number
BH 53652 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 18, 2020: Updated by Roger Collins: Added description text and revised dates.
  • September 26, 2012: Added by Jared Mixson

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