Fort Laramie in Goshen County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Old Army Bridge Over the Platte River
Placed by The Historical Landmark Commission of Wyoming, June 1951
Erected 1951 by The Historical Landmark Commission of Wyoming.
Location. 42° 12.646′ N, 104° 31.997′ W. Marker is in Fort Laramie, Wyoming, in Goshen County. Marker is on State Highway 160. Touch for map. The marker is located just east of Wyoming 160, at the north end of the modern and historic bridges. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Laramie WY 82212, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spanning a Century: End of an Era (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Platte (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Laramie National Historic Site (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mormon Pioneers at Fort Laramie (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Cavalry Stables (approx. 1.2 miles away); Noncommissioned Officers’ Quarters (approx. 1.2 miles away); Handcarts – The New Plan (approx. 1.2 miles away); Post Quartermaster’s Area (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Laramie.
Also see . . .
1. Fort Laramie Bridge. Entry on Historic Bridges. (Submitted on February 25, 2008.)
2. Photos of the Bridge. From Historic American Building Survey. Note also links to data pages, drawings, and photo captions. (Submitted on February 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts • Military •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 25, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,735 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on February 25, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.