Fort Bridger in Uinta County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
The “New” Guardhouse & Sentry Box
The exterior dimensions of this stone building measured 31' x 36'6". The interior consisted of an office for the Officer of the Day, a room for the guard, one general confinement cell measuring 13'10" x 16'6", and three solitary confinement cells measuring only 4'3" x 7'3". The ceiling is 14' high.
During its existence, the guardhouse was deemed too small for the size of garrison it served because the general confinement cell was often overcrowded. The restoration of this building was completed in 1987, 100 years after is construction.
A small wooden structured which was used by the guards during bad weather sits a few yards for the left of the guardhouse. It is called the Sentry Box and measures
Erected by Fort Bridger Historical Association.
Location. 41° 19.092′ N, 110° 23.513′ W. Marker is in Fort Bridger, Wyoming, in Uinta County. Marker can be reached from Business U.S. 80 near Main Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Bridger WY 82933, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Bridger in 1889 (within shouting distance of this marker); Digging Up the Past (within shouting distance of this marker); Infantry Barracks (Museum) (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Guardhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Commissary (within shouting distance of this marker); The Road to Zion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Mormon Wall (about 400 feet away); Officer's Quarters and Enlisted Men's Barracks (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Bridger.
More about this marker. This marker is located on the grounds of Fort Bridger Historic Site. Obtain a map at the entrance or museum.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.