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Old Rairden Bridge

Photos 

NRHP Photo

BH Photo #190421

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Pin-connected Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Big Horn River on Old LN 55
Location
Big Horn County, Wyoming
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1916 by the Monarch Engineering Company and bypassed in 1976 by two span pony truss
Builder
- Monarch Engineering Co. of Denver, Colorado
Design
Pennsylvania through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 250.0 ft.
Total length: 252.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.5 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 22, 1985
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.19333, -107.91500   (decimal degrees)
44°11'36" N, 107°54'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/267049/4897478 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rairden
Inventory numbers
NRHP 85000414 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 47317 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 21, 2016: Updated by Dave King: Added total length, span length and deck width
  • December 15, 2010: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Updated bridge type
  • December 15, 2010: Updated by J.P.: builders and history and bridge type

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Matt Lohry
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Old Rairden Bridge
Posted December 15, 2010, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

Wow, a great find and great post.

Old Rairden Bridge
Posted December 15, 2010, by J.P.

This is what i call a win win, Old iron bridge bypassed by a two span steel pony. While the old span is preserved in place. Wyoming for the Win.