Bridges are designed to cross certain obstacles such as impassable terrain or bodies of water. Some bridges lead from the known to the unknown or even into the depths of nature. Here are some intriguing and beautiful bridges full of character and history that you’ll want to cross to see where in Wyoming they will take you.
1. UXU Ranch Bridge
The UXU Ranch Bridge is located in Cody, Wyoming. This camelback truss bridge leads to the historic UXU dude ranch.
2. Platte River Bridge
The Platte River Bridge was built in 1876 and is the third crossing of the North Platte River. It's Wyoming's oldest 3-span bowstring iron girder bridge. The bridge serves the military and travelers on the Cheyenne Deadwood Trail.
3. Fishing Bridge
Fisherman's Bridge was built in 1937 and is located several miles from West Thumb, Wyoming. The bridge was a popular spot for fishing because the area is a major spawning area for trout. It is now closed for fishing but it is still a popular place to come and watch the fish.
4. Bike-Ped Overpass
The Bike-Ped Overpass is a steel truss bridge for pedestrians and bicyclists that branches out over the Union Pacific Railroad yard in downtown Laramie.
5. Railroad Bridge
This railroad bridge crosses over the North Platte River.
6. Swinging Bridge
The Swinging Bridge, located in Thermopolis, is a foot suspension bridge that stretches out across the Bighorn River. From the bridge, you can view the Bighorn River and mineral terrace.
7. Debbie Smith Memorial Bridge
The Debbie Smith Memorial Bridge is located in Evanston, Wyoming. It is part of the Bear River Parkway.
8. Canyon Bridge
This beautiful bridge is located at Canyon Junction in Yellowstone National Park.
9. Ayres Natural Bridge
Ayres Natural Bridge is located in Douglas and is considered to be one of Wyoming's first tourist attractions. The Native Americans thought that evil spirits lived under the bridge so the settlers would hide from the Native Americans under the bridge during an attack.
10. Deck Truss Bridge
The Deck Truss Bridge is located in Wind River Canyon. There are some interesting rock tunnels along the way.
11. Sunlight Bridge
Highway 296, also known as the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway, crosses Sunlight Creek Bridge which is the highest bridge in Wyoming.
12. Sheep Eater Bridge
The Sheep Eater Bridge is also known as the High Bridge. The bridge is located near Mammoth on the Grand Loop Road.
13. Crawfish Creek Bridge
Crawfish Creek Bridge is a bridge just north of the south entrance to Yellowstone National Park on US89. It is just upstream of Moose Falls.
14. Cub Creek Bridge
The Cub Creek Bridge was built around 1938 and is located in Yellowstone at the East Entrance Road between Sylvan Pass and Lake Butte.
15. Pelican Creek Bridge
Pelican Creek Bridge is located in Yellowstone about a mile east of Fishing Bridge.