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Owl Creek Bridge

Photos 

File:EFP Bridge over Owl Creek.jpg

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BH Photo #276058

Map 

Description 

The Owl Creek Bridge is one of the more outstanding of the early county system vehicular trusses in Wyoming. Although several long span, pin connected Camelback and Parker trusses had been built in the State during the first decades of this century, their attenuated long span configurations have made them targets for country bridge replacement programs. The Owl Creek Bridge is one of only two pin connected Camelback through trusses left. It is an important early remnant.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Owl Creek on Jones Road
Location
Hot Springs County, Wyoming
Status
No longer exists; Supports remain
History
Built 1919
Builder
- Monarch Engineering Co. of Denver, Colorado
Design
Camelback through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 124.0 ft.
Total length: 126.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 22, 1985
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.69093, -108.39330   (decimal degrees)
43°41'27" N, 108°23'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/710075/4840848 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Thompson Reservoirs
Inventory numbers
NRHP 85000424 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 59944 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 21, 2016: Updated by Dave King: Imported HAER photos
  • February 26, 2014: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER WY-71 - Owl Creek Bridge, County Road 287, Thermopolis, Hot Springs County, WY