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The Old Red Bridge
World Guide #14-26-01

The 170-foot long Old Red Bridge crosses Big Bayou Creek. It was built by W.T. Washer in 1875 with a Smith type #4 truss, and was bypassed in 1976. The bridge is closed to traffic.

Established in 1813 and named in honor of John Gibson, who was Governor of the Indiana Territory, Gibson county is located in Southwestern Indiana where Princeton is the County Seat.

Gibson County originally had six (6) covered bridges. Today it has two (2) remaining.

Points of interest in the County include: the Wabash River, Oakland City College and the Patoka River.