The Bridge of the EmigrationCanyons and the southward curve of the North Platte west of here forced emigrant wagon trains to cross to the north side of the river somewhere between present Glenrock and Casper. This region was known generally as the Upper Platte Crossing. Until the construction of this bridge the crossing was usually done via dangerous and expensive ferries, the most famous of which was the Mormon Ferry, located at different times three to six miles west of this site.
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|Placed By||Oregon-California Trails Association|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, January 4th, 2016 at 1:03pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13T E 396502 N 4747168|
|Decimal Degrees||42.87010000, -106.26710000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 52.206', W 106° 16.026'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 52' 12.36" N, 106° 16' 1.56" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Cemetery Rd, Evansville WY 82636, US|
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