When early emigrants tried to capitalize on the commercial potential of the Mormon trail, they established toll ferries and bridges across the North Platte River. Bessemer Bend, located upstream, became a favorite free crossing because when the water was low. It was also emigrants` last chance to cross the Platte on their journey west.
6 miles south of Casper on WY 220. Take Bessemer Bend Road west to the bridge.www.hobogrill.org