Deep in the woods of central Denton County, or just off of FM2181, lies the red iron truss of Old Alton Bridge. Built in 1884 by the King Iron Bridge Manufacturing Company, it was the easiest way for horses, cattle, and later automobiles to cross Hickory Creek when traveling between the cities of Denton and Copper Canyon, Texas. The bridge takes its name from the abandoned community of Alton, which between 1850-1856 was the seat of Denton County.
Locally, the bridge is known as "Goatman's Bridge", due to a legendary demonic satyr of the same name, who is popularly believed to inhabit the forest surrounding the area.
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