Reshaw’s Bridge

A replica of Reshaw’s bridge—it does not cross the North Platte River—has been built near its original site in the town of Evansville, Wyo. on the east side of Casper. From Interstate 25, take Exit 182 and head north through Evansville on Curtis St., which becomes the Oregon Trail Cemetery Road. Turn left just before coming to the river into Reshaw’s Park. The park is free and open every day from dawn to dusk.

The Town of Evansville also maintains a free Reshaw exhibit in the Evansville Community Center, 71 Curtis St., Evansville, open Monday through Friday from 11:00 am-1:00 pm or by appointment for groups. Call the Evansville Town Hall 234-6530 for an appointment.

A similar replica of Guinard’s bridge, and of a ferry similar to those used by early-day travelers crossing the North Platte River, are on display at the Fort Caspar Museum. Fort Caspar is located just off Wyoming Boulevard on the west side of the city of Casper, Wyo. From I-25, take Exit 188 B and follow the signs.