Bessemer Bend Bridge
The Bessemer Bend Bridge is a unique subtype of the standard Warren truss. One of only three Warren Through trusses still in use on the County Road System, it is the only one with verticals at alternating panel points. The two pony approach spans are also unusual, though not unique in their configuration.
-- Historic American Engineering Record
- Lost Warren through truss bridge over North Platte River on CR 58
- Bessemer Bend, Natrona County, Wyoming
- Replaced by a new bridge
- Built 1921; Replaced 1997
- Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 195.0 ft.
Total length: 325.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.1 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 22, 1985
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +42.77184, -106.53035 (decimal degrees)
42°46'19" N, 106°31'49" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 13/374801/4736614 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Emigrant Gap
- Inventory numbers
- WY DUX (Wyoming bridge identifier)
NRHP 85000428 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 62924 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection (as of 04/1991)
- Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 42.1 (out of 100)
- Average daily traffic (as of 1989)
- September 6, 2014: Added by Luke
- HAER WY-65 - Bessemer Bend Bridge, Spanning North Platte River on County Road 58, Casper, Natrona County, WY