Thursday, August 18, 2011

Indiana State Road 56

Indiana State Road 56
Indiana State Road 56 begins in the southwestern corner of Indiana at an intersection with US Route 41 about 1.82 miles southwest of the center of the town of Hazelton, Indiana in Gi bson County. On its eastward trek it crosses Pike, Dubois, Orange, Washington, Scott, Jefferson, Switzerland, Ohio, and Dearborn Counties. It ends at an intersection with US Route 50 in Aurora, Indiana.

Indiana State Road 56 in Dubois County
Length - 27 Miles

Indiana State Road 56 enters Dubois County from the west about 1 mile east of its intersection with Indiana State Road 257 in Pike County. About 8.6 miles from the county line Indiana State Road 56 intersects US 231/Indiana State Road 45 in downtown Jasper. These three highways run concurrently for about Indiana 6.9 miles from this intersection to Haysville, where it diverges to travel east. 6.3 miles east of Haysville Indiana State Road 56 intersects Indiana State Road 545 at Dubois Crossroads. From Dubois Crossroads Indiana State Road 56 travels east about 7.8 miles where it exits Dubois County and enters Orange County.


Indiana State Road 56 in Jefferson County
Length - About 27 miles
Indiana State Road 56 enters Jefferson County about 7.8 miles east of its intersection with US Route 31 in Austin, Indiana. About 9.5 miles east of the county line it intersects Indiana State Road 62 west of Madison, Indiana. About 2.1 miles east it passes the south entrance for Clifty Falls State Park. Another 1.1 miles east it intersects Indiana State Road 7. About .75 miles east US Route 421 branches off on its way north. About .2 miles east, US Route 421 intersects Indiana State Road 56 as it enters Indiana across the Milton-Madison Bridge across the Ohio River from Kentucky. About 7 miles east Indiana State Road 56 passes Brooksburg, Indiana. About 3.1 miles east Indiana State Road 56 passes into Switzerland County at the village of Lamb, Indiana.

Indiana State Road 56 in Switzerland County
Length - About 22 miles
Indiana State Road 56 crosses the Jefferson County line into Switzerland County about eight miles west of Vevay, Indiana. As you cross the county line you can see Carrollton, Kentucky across the Ohio River. Indiana State Road 56 enters Vevay as Main Street. It turns left at the intersection with Ferry Street and Indiana State Road 156. Indiana State Road 56 turns left on Ferry Street, which it becomes until it exits Vevay. About 11.5 miles it intersects Indiana State Road 250 at Quercus Grove, Indiana. About two miles north it leaves Switzerland County and enters Ohio County.

Indiana State Road 56 in Ohio County
Indiana State Road 56 is part of the Ohio River Scenic Byway in Ohio County.
Indiana State Road 56 enters Ohio County about 2 miles north of its intersection with Indiana State Road 250 in Switzerland County. About 6.9 miles east of the county line Indiana State Road 56 intersects Indiana State Road 156. About 2.6 miles north of this intersection, Indiana State Road 56 intersects Indiana State Road 262 in Rising Sun Indiana. About six miles north of this intersection, Indiana State Road 56 enters Dearborn County.

Indiana State Road 56 in Dearborn County - Gateway to the Ohio River Scenic Byway
Riverview Cemetery - Site of Lochrey's Massacre
Riverview Cemetery - Site of Lochrey's Massacre
A Visit to Aurora and Lawrenceburg, Indiana
A Visit to Aurora and Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Length - About 2.61 miles
Indiana State Road 56 is part of the Ohio River Scenic Byway in Dearborn County.
Indiana State Road 56 enters Dearborn County from Ohio County about 2.61 miles south of its intersection with US Route 50 and Indiana State Road 350 in Aurora, Indiana. Laughery Creek is the county boundary, spanned by the Laughery Creek Bridge, which is visible from State Road 56. The Triple Intersection Pratt Through Truss bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, designated Ohio County Bridge #27 and Dearborn County Bridge #95. Some also call it the Whipple Bridge. Find information about this bridge using these numbers:
INNBI 1500079 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
NRHP 76000018 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 16011 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

The 298-foot long bridge has been restored and is open for pedestrian traffic. The Wrought Iron Bridge Company built the bridge in 1878.

As Indiana State Road 56 crosses the county line it also passes Riverview Cemetery, the location of the Indiana Historical Bureau historical marker that marks the site of Lochrey's Massacre. The highway continues following the Ohio River until it enters Aurora. It ends at an intersection with Indiana State Road 350.

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