The Golden Gate

The Golden Gate (HM25FO)

Location: Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190 Park County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 56.08', W 110° 43.457'

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Bridging the Golden Gate Canyon was one of the most difficult and expensive engineering engineers faced when building the first roads through the park. The first bridge was built in 1885. Twelve hundred seventy-five pounds of explosives were needed to remove 14,000 cubic yards of solid rock which was hauled off in the dump trucks of the day - horses and wagons.

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.
HM NumberHM25FO
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Date Added Sunday, February 11th, 2018 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 521755 N 4975729
Decimal Degrees44.93466667, -110.72428333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 56.08', W 110° 43.457'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 56' 4.7999999999999" N, 110° 43' 27.42" 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 US-89, Yellowstone National Park WY 82190, US
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