About DFU Elk Mountain Bridge
Bridges, Architecture, Interesting Places, Other Bridges
The DFU Elk Mountain Bridge is a Warren pony truss bridge located near Elk Mountain, Wyoming, which carries Carbon County Road 120-1 over the Medicine Bow River. The bridge was built in 1923 by contractor D.B. Miller. While the bridge's design is mainly a Warren truss, the top chord of the bridge is reminiscent of a Parker truss. At 102 feet (31 m) long, the bridge is the longest of its design in the Wyoming county highway system.
The bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 22, 1985. It was one of several bridges added to the NRHP for its role in the history of Wyoming bridge construction.