The Golden Gate
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 Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, in Park County. Marker is on Grand Loop Road (U.S. 89), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located about 3 miles south of Mammoth Hot Sorings. 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. 2½ miles away); Fort Yellowstone (approx. 2½ miles away); Yellowstone National Park Chapel
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 •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 10, 2018, by Martin Schrattenholzer of Renton, Washington. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Last updated on September 16, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 10, 2018, by Martin Schrattenholzer of Renton, Washington. 3. submitted on February 11, 2018. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.