Yellowstone National Park in Park County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Fishing Bridge Museum
With massive boulders up to five feet in diameter, the museumís lower walls appear to rise out of a rocky outcrop. Other structural details – log beams, wooden shingles – relate to the surrounding forest. Wildlife exhibits featuring water birds, and a rear terrace stepping down to the shore, make Fishing Bridge Museum a gateway to the world of Yellowstone Lake.
In the late 1920s and early Ď30s, architect Herbert Maier designed a series of log and stone museums for the park. Paradoxically, those human-made structures bring into focus and interpret their natural settings. Look for similar buildings at Madison and Norris.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 44° 33.789′ N, 110° 22.668′ W. Marker is in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, in Park County. Marker can be reached from East Entrance Road (U.S. 16), on the left when traveling west. 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 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Why is there no fishing from Fishing Bridge? (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cutthroat (approx. 0.4 miles away); Off the Hook (approx. Leaping the Rapids (approx. 3.1 miles away); Black Dragonís Caldron (approx. 4.9 miles away); Churning Caldron (approx. 4.9 miles away); Mud Geyser (approx. 4.9 miles away); Cooking Hillside (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yellowstone National Park.
More about this marker. The background of the marker contains a photograph of the Fishing Bridge Museum being constructed. A photo at the upper right of the marker depicts the interior of the museum, and has a caption of “Fishing Bridge Museum was completed in 1931.”
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 173 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 10, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.