I'm a librarian, retired on disability, and my husband Jim and I recently moved from Houston, Texas, to New Albany, Indiana. My younger daughter, Hannah, lives across the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky, but she's a student at Indiana University - New Albany campus, where she'll graduate next December. When Jim and I came up for a visit, we fell in love with New Albany and decided to move here.
One of the most wonderful things I've learned about this area is the deep historical roots of Southern Indiana. They were on the Underground Railroad, Lewis and Clark met here, and much of our countries early westward expansion left its mark in historic buildings and structures.
I've located in our local library some very detailed maps of sites just withing our tiny county, and since I'm also interested in photography, I enjoy photographing the sites I see and then looking them up for more background. This is what led me to the historic bridges website - I recently visited the Floyd County Bridge 23 in nearby Greenville Township, and was looking for more information on the Warren bedstead pony truss bridge built in 1915. I love bridges, so I decided to become a part of your website.
Information on this bridge was obtained from "Floyd County: Indiana Historic Sites and Structures Inventory, Interim Report, 2nd edition, 2008" compiled by the Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaelogy (ISBN 1-889235-29-6}, available at New Albany - Floyd County Library in New Albany.