Bridge (replaced) – Meeteetsee WY

Description

“At Meeteetse the CWA built a bridge over the Greybull River for the simple reason that high water isolated the community from people it served. The local justification for the bridge explained, “A grave need exists for this bridge. It serves a rural community that is otherwise totally cut off from all means of travel to and from their homes during the flood or high-water period of the year and during the remainder of the year is forced to rely upon a temporary, unsafe and wholly satisfactory bridge. Most important of all, this bridge is depended upon to transport children of school age to and from Meeteetse daily during the school year. Local people there volunteered their time, equipment, and materials for this bridge project, but depended on the CWA assistance to complete the project.”

The bridge has since been replaced; the current State Street bridge was built in 2001.

Source notes

Building Up Wyoming: Depression-Era Federal Projects in Wyoming, 1929–1943. Michael Cassity. Prepared for the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office ... (pg. 96).
http://www.michaelcassity.org/uploads/1/2/7/7/12777320/wyodepressionerafedprojects_mpdf.pdf

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on May 26, 2022.

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Location Info


Meeteetsee, WY

Location notes: Coordinates for State Street bridge crossing the Greybull River

Coordinates: 44.158672, -108.873027

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