Wyoming Highway 173

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Wyoming Highway 173 marker

Wyoming Highway 173
Buffalo Creek Road
Route information
Maintained by WYDOT
Length: 1.61 mi[1] (2.59 km)
Major junctions
West end: US 20 / WYO 789
East end: CR 31
Counties: Hot Springs
Highway system

State highways in Wyoming

WYO 172 WYO 174

Wyoming Highway 173 (WYO 173) is a short 1.61-mile (2.6 km) Wyoming state road located in Hot Springs County south of Thermopolis.

Route description[edit]

Wyoming Highway 173 begins its west end at US 20/WYO 789 just over a mile and a half south of Thermopolis. Named Buffalo Creek Road, Highway 173 travels southeasterly along the south bank of the Bighorn River. At 1.42 miles, WYO 173 crosses the river via the CQA Four Mile Bridge which is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places as one of forty bridges throughout Wyoming that illustrate steel truss construction.[2] Two-tenths of a mile later WYO 173 reaches its end at County Route 31 (S. Yellowstone Road). [3][4] CR 31 continues another 1.6 miles south and returns to US 20/WYO 789.

Highway 173 crossing the Bighorn River on the CQA Four Mile Bridge

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Hot Springs County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
  0.00 0.00 US 20 / WYO 789 Western terminus of WYO 171
  1.61 2.59 CR 31 (S. Yellowstone Road) Eastern terminus of WYO 171
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


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