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Fairy Falls Bridge

Photos 

Looking north

Photo taken by Jann Mayer in July 2018

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #431069

Map 

Street View 

Description 

According to HAER this bridge, built in 1911, is significant for being one of two remaining Corps of Engineers bridges in the park and represents the role played by the Corps in the early years of the park.

Facts 

Overview
Pratt pony truss bridge over Firehole River on Fairy Falls Trail (an old alignment of US 89/20)
Location
Teton County, Wyoming
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built in 1911 by the Corps of Engineers over the Gibbon River and relocated here in 1925.
Builder
- Minneapolis Steel & Machinery Co. of Minneapolis, Minnesota
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 66.6 ft.
Total length: 66.6 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Skew angle
45 degrees
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Fountain Freight Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.51616, -110.83279   (decimal degrees)
44°30'58" N, 110°49'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/513288/4929217 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lower Geyser Basin
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
10
Inventory number
BH 53665 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 31.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 7, 2019: HAER photos posted by Clark Vance
  • July 7, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added builder from HAER
  • July 1, 2019: Photo imported by Clark Vance
  • May 6, 2019: New photos from Clark Vance
  • July 14, 2018: Updated by Jann Mayer: Added skew angle and photos
  • May 12, 2016: New Street View added by J.P.
  • September 26, 2012: Added by James McCray

Sources 

  • HAER documents
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Flickr - Photo of Bridge
  • HAER WY-27 - Firehole River Bridge, Spanning Firehole River at Fountain Freight Road, Lake, Teton County, WY
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Jann Mayer - jannmayer [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com