DUX Bessemer Bend Bridge

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DUX Bessemer Bend Bridge
DUX Bessemer Bend Bridge.jpg
The bridge in 1982
DUX Bessemer Bend Bridge is located in Wyoming
DUX Bessemer Bend Bridge
Location Cty. Rd. CN1-58, Bessemer Bend, Wyoming
Coordinates 42°46′18″N 106°31′50″W / 42.77167°N 106.53056°W / 42.77167; -106.53056Coordinates: 42°46′18″N 106°31′50″W / 42.77167°N 106.53056°W / 42.77167; -106.53056
Area less than one acre
Built 1921–22
Architectural style Warren through truss
Governing body Local
MPS Vehicular Truss and Arch Bridges in Wyoming TR
NRHP Reference # 85000428[1]
Added to NRHP February 22, 1985

The DUX Bessemer Bend Bridge is a Warren through truss bridge in Bessemer Bend, Wyoming, which carries Natrona County Road CN1-58 (Bessemer Bend Road) across the North Platte River. The bridge was built from 1921 to 1922. It is one of only three Warren through truss bridges remaining on Wyoming county highways. In addition, the bridge is located at the site of a historic river crossing on the Oregon Trail.[2]

The bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 22, 1985.[1] It was one of several bridges added to the NRHP for their role in the history of Wyoming bridge construction.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b Fraser, Clayton B. (May 24, 1982). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Vehicular Truss and Arch Bridges in Wyoming". National Park Service. Retrieved June 2, 2013. 

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