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Avalanche Bridge

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Avalanche Bridge

Casper Star-Tribune: October 7 1969

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BH Photo #459607

Map 

Description 

What started out as a Grand idea to span a 200ft wide avalanche chute quickly turned to over a Million... Dollars lost and pounds of scrap steel.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Steel through arch bridge over Glory Bowl Chute on Teton Pass Highway (W-22)
Location
Teton County, Wyoming
Status
Heavily damaged by avalanche during construction and later dismantled.
History
Construction began in 1969 but was not completed due to avalanche damage; bridge was dismantled in 1970.
Builder
- Eagle Construction Co.
Design
Steel through arch
Dimensions
Total length: 400.0 ft.
Also called
Glory Bowl Arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.50111, -110.93799   (decimal degrees)
43°30'04" N, 110°56'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/505013/4816465 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 87120 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 2, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • November 2, 2019: Added by Tony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com