Secrest’s Ferry Bridge

Secrest’s Ferry Bridge acquired its name in 1903 when it replaced Secrest’s Ferry crossing over the White River on the boundary of Morgan and Owen Counties in Indiana. I could not find any information on how Secrest took to the loss of this business. The design of the 323-foot bridge is pin-connected, 16-panel Pennsylvania through truss. Including this one there are only six of this bridge design remaining in the U.S. The bridge stayed in vehicular service until a new bridge replaced it in 1990. It languished until 2008 when after a restoration it reopened as a pedestrian bridge. The bridge is just south of Gosport, Indiana, and we may visit it again in the Fall. Note to Self: The ‘Places-to-Visit-in-the-Fall‘ list has grown to epic proportions.



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