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Pictorial History: Mississippi Agriculture and Industry, Arranged by Mississippi W.P.A. Historical Research Project.

"Old Covered Bridge. Near Port Gibson, Claiborne County, on an old road is this old bridge, one of a rapidly diminishing number and belonging to the bygone days of covered wagon and ox-team, when cotton was slowly and laboriously moved from plantation to the river for shipment by riverboat or barge to tidewater and special supplies were hauled back for home consumption…."