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North Platte River Bowstring Truss Bridge, Spanning North Platte River, Fort Laramie, Goshen County, WY

North Platte River Bowstring Truss Bridge, Spanning North Platte River, Fort Laramie, Goshen County, WY

 
 
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Summary

STORED OFF SITE AND ON SITE. mchr
Significance: The North Platte River Bowstring Truss Bridge is the first of its kind to be built in the then territory of Wyoming. It is also believed to be the first military bridge west of the Mississippi.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N161
Survey number: HAER WY-1
Building/structure dates: 1875 Initial Construction

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
King Bridge & Manufacturing Company
Stanton, William S
Department of the Army
Steele, W R
Rucker, Daniel
Clement, Dan, transmitter
Croteau, Todd, project manager
McDermott, John Dishon, historian
Boucher, Jack, photographer
Barrett, W E, photographer
Payne, Chris, delineator
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Location

Fort Laramie (Wyo.)42.21274, -104.51718
Google Map of 42.2127448, -104.5171788
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Library of Congress
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