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Fort Laramie in Goshen County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Old Army Bridge Over the Platte River

 
 
Old Army Bridge Over the Platte River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, July 18, 2007
1. Old Army Bridge Over the Platte River Marker
Inscription. Erected in 1875. This bridge was a vital link between Cheyenne, Fort Laramie and the Military outposts, Indiana Agencies and gold fields of the Black Hills, Dakota Region.

Placed by The Historical Landmark Commission of Wyoming, June 1951
 
Erected 1951 by The Historical Landmark Commission of Wyoming.
 
Location. 42° 12.646′ N, 104° 31.997′ W. Marker is in Fort Laramie, Wyoming, in Goshen County. Marker is on Wyoming Route 160. Click for map. The marker is located just east of Wyoming 160, at the north end of the modern and historic bridges. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Laramie WY 82212, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spanning a Century: End of an Era (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Platte (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Laramie National Historic Site (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mormon Pioneers at Fort Laramie (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Cavalry Stables (approx. 1.2 miles away); Noncommissioned Officers’ Quarters (approx. 1.2 miles away); Handcarts – The New Plan (approx. 1.2 miles away); Post Quartermaster’s Area (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Laramie.
 
Also see . . .
Looking from Hwy 160 towards the marker & bridge image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, July 18, 2007
2. Looking from Hwy 160 towards the marker & bridge

1. Fort Laramie Bridge. Entry on Historic Bridges. (Submitted on February 25, 2008.) 

2. Photos of the Bridge. From Historic American Building Survey. Note also links to data pages, drawings, and photo captions. (Submitted on February 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsMilitary
 
Old Army Bridge Over the Platte River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, July 18, 2007
3. Old Army Bridge Over the Platte River Marker
Civil Engineering Landmark Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, July 18, 2007
4. Civil Engineering Landmark Plaque
Old Army Bridge Over the Platte River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, July 18, 2007
5. Old Army Bridge Over the Platte River Marker
Old Army Bridge Over the Platte River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, July 18, 2007
6. Old Army Bridge Over the Platte River Marker
King Iron Bridge & Mfg, Co. Cleveland, O. {unreadable} Pat, July 3 1867 image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, July 18, 2007
7. King Iron Bridge & Mfg, Co. Cleveland, O. {unreadable} Pat, July 3 1867
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,690 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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