Site of Army Bridge

Site of Army Bridge (HM1MQ1)

Location: Fort Laramie, WY 82212 Goshen County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 12.136', W 104° 33.375'

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The Laramie River was unpredictable and unchecked by dams. High water during the spring of the year often damaged or washed away existing bridges; therefore, from 1853 to post abandonment in 1890 the river was spanned by several successive bridges on or near this site. The first was constructed by a private firm which charged tolls to both soldiers and emigrants. In subsequent years they were free to all users. The bridges were well-traveled since a variety of living quarters and a hotel had sprung up on the opposite bank. Bridge sizes varied. They were 14 to 16 feet wide and up to 236 feet long.
HM NumberHM1MQ1
Placed ByFort Laramie National Historic Site
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, August 10th, 2015 at 6:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 536633 N 4672329
Decimal Degrees42.20226667, -104.55625000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 12.136', W 104° 33.375'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 12' 8.16" N, 104° 33' 22.5" W
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Area Code(s)307
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Fort Laramie WY 82212, US
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