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Indiana Historical Bureau

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First Bridge

Location: 300 block of N. Main Street at St. Joseph River, Mishawaka. Missing. (St. Joseph County, Indiana)

ID# : 71.1968.2


The first bridge across the St. Joseph River was built at this place in 1837 at a cost of $2499 and was paid for by popular subscription. The bridge replaced a ferry which had operated here from 1834. First bridge replaced by the red, covered bridge in 1846, an iron truss bridge in 1874, and the present concrete bridge in 1907.


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