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Beaver Creek Bridge

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Overview
Pony truss bridge over Beaver Creek on CR 1A (Old US 85)
Location
Weston County, Wyoming
Status
Destroyed by fire
History
Built 1933; burned May 20, 2020 by an abandoned campfire
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.1 ft.
Total length: 294.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.53520, -104.11741   (decimal degrees)
43°32'07" N, 104°07'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/571311/4820629 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dewey
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
139
Inventory numbers
WY DYK (Wyoming bridge identifier)
BH 35859 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 24 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • November 21, 2021: Updated by Mike Kerkau: Updated status per comment

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Beaver Creek Bridge
Posted November 21, 2021, by John Bernhisel (Johnmbernhisel [at] gmail [dot] com)

Sadly, this bridge was destroyed in a a fire on May 20, 2020. Likely from a high school graduation party campfire.

A county commissioner said that although the bridge was in poor condition, it was beautiful and one of the oldest in the county.

Photo from the News artficle.