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Superior Coal Mines, Wooden Bridge, Horse Thief Canyon, South Superior, Sweetwater County, WY
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Horse Thief Canyon, South Superior vicinity, WY
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER WY-51-JJ
Significance: Structure JJ is a wooden pedestrian or light traffic bridge. The bridge crosses the channel of Horse Thief Draw approximately 1.8 miles northwest of the town of Superior. The bridge is a wooden structure which is oriented north to south. The overall length of the bridge is 44 feet 4 inches. It is 16 feet 5 inches wide. The bridge consists of 12 vertical poles set in four groups of three. The vertical poles are 8 inches in diameter and are reinforced by criss crossing wooden boards which run both north to south and east to west. The deck of the bridge is supported by two 8 inch x 8 inch beams which run the length of the bridge. A third beam runs approximately halfway across the bridge. These beams rest on cross beams which run east to west atop the vertical poles.
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. EAST VIEW OF STRUCTURE JJ. WOODEN BRIDGE
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