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Medicine Bow River Bridge


The Ekola Bridge (1914) crossing the Medicine Bow River. Viewed southerly from off the side of Medicine Bow Rd. (Carbon Co. Rd. 121). Medicine Bow, Wyoming

Photo taken by Panoramio user Elifino 57

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)

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BH Photo #348785



Through truss bridge over Medicine Bow River on CN6-121
Carbon County, Wyoming
Replaced by a new bridge in 2018
Built 1914; rehabilitated 1972
Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 140.1 ft.
Total length: 143.1 ft.
Deck width: 17.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.00171, -106.36479   (decimal degrees)
42°00'06" N, 106°21'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/386973/4650866 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Windy Hill
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
WY DND (Wyoming bridge identifier)
BH 35732 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 4 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • November 15, 2021: Updated by Nathan Holth: Demolished and replaced.
  • August 1, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • February 10, 2016: Photo imported by Dave King


Medicine Bow River Bridge
Posted November 15, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Very sad, in the context of Wyoming which probably has less historic bridges than almost any state except maybe Nevada this is a devastating loss! Unless it moved somewhere I found another truss in the county that was moved recently.

Medicine Bow River Bridge
Posted November 14, 2021, by John Bernhisel (Johnmbernhisel [at] gmail [dot] com)

Sadly the bridge is gone. I drove out there on November 13, 2021 and it has been removed and replaced with an ugly cement bridge.