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Powder River Bridge

Photos 

side view of the truss bridges

These are photos of the prdecessor taken before its demise

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #160245

Map 

Description 

This through truss, consisting of a Pratt and a Warren span, presents classic configurations of the two truss types. One of the earlier rigid connected vehicular trusses in Wyoming, it presents a transition from the earlier pin connected bridges. It is one of the State's more interesting vehicular trusses.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Powder River on Lower Powder River Road (CR 269)
Location
Leiter vicinity, Sheridan County, Wyoming
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1915; replaced 1989
Builder
- Gregg & Stout Bridge Co. of Sheridan, Wyoming
Design
Main span: Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 201.5 ft.
Deck width: 16.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.88000, -106.06167   (decimal degrees)
44°52'48" N, 106°03'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/416149/4970168 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cabin Creek NE
Inventory numbers
WY FNH (Wyoming bridge identifier)
BH 44705 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 26, 2016: Updated by Dave King: Added dimensions and categories "A-frame portal", "6-panel truss", "Lattice Railing", "Wooden deck"
  • April 2, 2010: Added by Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • HAER WY-67 - Powder River Bridge, County Road 269, Leiter, Sheridan County, WY
  • npgallery.nps.gov - Information Page 19