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Mammoth Hot Springs in Park County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

The Golden Gate

 
 
The Golden Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Martin Schrattenholzer, August 29, 2017
1. The Golden Gate Marker
Inscription. Bridging the Golden Gate Canyon was one of the most difficult and expensive engineering engineers faced when building the first roads through the park. The first bridge was built in 1885. Twelve hundred seventy-five pounds of explosives were needed to remove 14,000 cubic yards of solid rock which was hauled off in the dump trucks of the day - horses and wagons.

This bridge was dangerously unstable by 1900. Heavily-laden stagecoaches crossed the bridge many times a day with the possibility of a fatal drop into the chasm if the wooden trestle failed. The bridge was rebuilt in 1900, 1933, and 1977 using newer materials and engineering each time.
 
Location. 44° 56.08′ N, 110° 43.457′ W. Marker is in Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming, in Park County. Marker is on Grand Loop Road (U.S. 89), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yellowstone National Park WY 82190, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Orange Spring Mound (approx. 2.2 miles away); A Changing Landscape (approx. 2 miles away); Fort Yellowstone (approx. 2 miles away); Yellowstone National Park Chapel (approx.

The Golden Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Martin Schrattenholzer, August 29, 2017
2. The Golden Gate Marker
Sign appears in the lower right corner
2.9 miles away); A Sense of Community (approx. 2.9 miles away); a different marker also named A Sense of Community (approx. 2.9 miles away); Guard Duty (approx. 3 miles away); At Guard (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mammoth Hot Springs.
 
Also see . . .  Yellowstone History: The Golden Gate Viaduct (Yellowstone Insider). "For most of the 20th century, the Golden Gate viaduct was hailed as one of the premier engineering feats in Yellowstone National Park...." (Submitted on February 11, 2018.) 
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
<i>Golden Gate, Yellowstone Park</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard published by the Detroit Photographic Co., circa 1910
3. Golden Gate, Yellowstone Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 10, 2018, by Martin Schrattenholzer of Renton, Washington. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 10, 2018, by Martin Schrattenholzer of Renton, Washington.   3. submitted on February 11, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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