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Near Sinclair in Carbon County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Bridge Tender's House

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 9, 2015
1. Bridge Tender's House Marker
Inscription. The bridge tender's house was constructed by the Union Pacific Railroad to serve as an employee surveillance point. The bridge tender could respond quickly to locomotive-caused fires and could remove flood debris which might damage the bridge and cause interruptions to railroad traffic. The photograph shows the present bridge under construction in 1910.
Restored by the Wyoming Recreation Commission in 1983, the one and one-half story, clapboard-sided structure was probably built before 1887. The replacement of steam by diesel locomotives in the mid-1900's (sic) eliminated the necessity for a bridge tender and the house was abandoned.
 
Erected by Wyoming Recreation Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Transcontinental Railroad marker series.
 
Location. 41° 46.614′ N, 106° 56.746′ W. Marker is near Sinclair, Wyoming, in Carbon County. Marker is on County Route 347 near Interstate 80, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sinclair WY 82334, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Railroad and River (a few steps from this marker); Brownsville and Benton (a few steps
Bridge Tender's House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 9, 2015
2. Bridge Tender's House Marker
from this marker); Carbon Timber Company (a few steps from this marker); A Well Traveled Sawmill (a few steps from this marker); Town of Ft. Steele (a few steps from this marker); Image of Fort Fred Steele (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rock Springs Massacre (about 300 feet away); Major Thomas Tipton Thornburgh (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sinclair.
 
More about this marker. The Bridge Tender's House is located on the south side of the railroad tracks near where County Road 347 passes beneath the railroad bridge.
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsRoads & Vehicles
 
Bridge Tender's House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 9, 2015
3. Bridge Tender's House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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