Bessemer Bend Bridge, Spanning North Platte River on County Road 58, Casper, Natrona County, WY
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Spanning North Platte River on County Road 58, Casper vicinity, WY
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER WY-65
Building/structure dates: 1922 initial construction
Significance: The Bessemer Bend Bridge is a unique subtype of the standard Warren truss. One of only three Warren Through trusses still in use on the County Road System, it is the only one with verticals at alternating panel points. The two pony approach spans are also unusual, though not unique in their configuration.
Steel Truss Bridges
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. VIEW LOOKING WEST TOWARD EAST PORTAL
2. VIEW LOOKING NORTH TOWARD SOUTH WEB
3. VIEW LOOKING NORTH ALONG SOUTH WEB
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