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Near Thermopolis in Hot Springs County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

1916 Swinging Bridge

 
 
1916 Swinging Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 4, 2016
1. 1916 Swinging Bridge Marker
Inscription. The Original Bridge was built to connect the Big Spring with the Fremont Spring, the Pleasant View Hotel and Sanitarium, and the Elk pasture. Later it also provided access to the Hopewell Hospital which eventually became the first county hospital. The Original Bridge was condemned in 1984 and removed in 1991 by the Wyoming National Guard then restored in 1992 by the North Dakota National Guard.

Restoration Made Possible in 1992 By

Hot Springs County Historical Society Hot Springs County Pioneer Association 1990-1991 Wyoming State Legislature Wyoming State Parks and Historic Sites Wyoming Department of Transportaion Commandeer in Chief - Governor Mike Sullivan Adjutant General - Major General Charles J. Wing

This Project Completed Through the Efforts of
Wyoming Army National Guard 133 EN Co (CSE) & 960 MAINT Co (HEMCO) North Dakota Army National Guard 141 EN CBT Bn & 164 EN CBT Bn

Other Major Contributors
Hot Springs County Centennial Committee Wild Bunchg Gallery Hot Springs County Comissioners WYARNG Funds Glade Edward Foundation Geneva and Fred C. Hanson Jr. Henry Jensen Ruth Clare Yonkee Mary and Tom Berry The Bob Milek Family The Alex Halone Family Milward L. & Alan K . Simpson John and Clara Rankine
1916 Swinging Bridge and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 4, 2016
2. 1916 Swinging Bridge and Marker

In Memory of Our Dedicated Pioneers
Fred and Ann Curtis Jess and Pauline Hamilton.

 
Erected by Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources.
 
Location. 43° 39.282′ N, 108° 11.772′ W. Marker is near Thermopolis, Wyoming, in Hot Springs County. Marker can be reached from Tepee Street near Big Springs Drive. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 168 Tepee Street, Thermopolis WY 82443, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Some Like It Hot! (within shouting distance of this marker); Geology of Hot Springs (within shouting distance of this marker); Ancient Red Rocks (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washakie's Bath House (about 400 feet away); "The Hot Springs" (about 400 feet away); Healing Waters (about 500 feet away); Hot Springs State Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joe Sneider Point (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Thermopolis.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in Hot Springs State Park near Thermopiles, Wyoming. The swinging bridge and Big Springs trail system can be accessed from Hot Springs State Park Bathhouse on Tepee Street.
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Swinging Bridge (replacement) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 4, 2016
3. Swinging Bridge (replacement)
The Swinging Bridge (in the background) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 4, 2016
4. The Swinging Bridge (in the background)
The Terraces from the Swinging Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 4, 2016
5. The Terraces from the Swinging Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on September 10, 2016.
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