Bridge Tender's House

Bridge Tender's House (HM1OPA)

Location: Sinclair, WY 82334 Carbon County
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N 41° 46.614', W 106° 56.746'

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The bridge tender's house was constructed by the Union Pacific Railroad to serve as an employee surveillance point. The bridge tender could respond quickly to locomotive-caused fires and could remove flood debris which might damage the bridge and cause interruptions to railroad traffic. The photograph shows the present bridge under construction in 1910.
Restored by the Wyoming Recreation Commission in 1983, the one and one-half story, clapboard-sided structure was probably built before 1887. The replacement of steam by diesel locomotives in the mid-1900's (sic) eliminated the necessity for a bridge tender and the house was abandoned.
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HM NumberHM1OPA
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Placed ByWyoming Recreation Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 338291 N 4626835
Decimal Degrees41.77690000, -106.94576667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 46.614', W 106° 56.746'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 46' 36.84" N, 106° 56' 44.76" W
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Area Code(s)307
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Co Rd 347, Sinclair WY 82334, US
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