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The Wheeling Bridge
World Guide #14-26-03

Wheeling Bridge

Crossing a mud flat of the Patoka River and constructed with a Smith type #4 truss, this 173-foot long structure was built by W.T. Washer in 1877 and bypassed in 1976. The Wheeling Bridge was repaired in 1997, but is closed to traffic.

Established in 1813 and named in honor of John Gibson, Governor of the Indiana Territory, this 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.