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Taylor's Bridge

 

Location of sign - Interstate 15 Exit 118 in Idaho

 

Photo taken- June 2008

 

Taylor's Bridge Historical Marker in Idaho

 

Text of sign:

 

Taylor's Bridge

 

Idahoís 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 founder of Denver, Colorado) settled here in 1864 to 

develop an improved route for his freight line from Salt Lake City to Montanaís new gold mines. After his bridge was built, 

telegraph service reached here July 16 1866 and Eagle Rock (as Idaho Falls was known until 1890) became a regional 

transportation center. A railroad bridge was built adjacent to Taylorís bridge in 1879.

 

Text prepared by the Idaho Historical Society  Marker made & installed by Idaho Transportation Department.

 

Graphics on the sign - In addition to the text there is a map of Idaho with the signs location marked and the notation that this is 

sign number 223.

 

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