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The Trader's Point Bridge
World Guide #14-49-01

This 88-foot long structure was built by Josiah Durfee in 1876 and originally crossed Fishback Creek. In 1960 the bridge was moved from Traders Point to private property where it now crosses a pond. The Traders Point bridge is hard to find, difficult to access and the owners do not take kindly to trespassers.

Established in 1824 and named in honor of Revolutionary War hero General Francis Marion, Marion County is located in Central Indiana where Indianapolis is the County Seat.

Marion County originally had eighteen (18) covered bridges. Today it has one (1) remaining.

Points of interest in the County include: Indianapolis 500 Track & Museum, Soldiers and Sailors Monument, the Athenaeum, Indiana REpertory Theater, Children's Museum, Indianapolis Zoo, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Museum of Indiana Heritage, Conseco Field House, RCA Dome, Crown Hill Cemetery, Indiana State Capitol Building, Circle Center Mall, USS Indianapolis Memorial, Medal of Honor Memorial, World War Memorial Plaza, Indianapolis Museum of Art and the Whitewater Canal State Park.