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14 SL-O Bryan

GPS: 41.562086, -109.678035

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Location / Airway

Location / Name

WYOMING:  Sweetwater County

14 SL-O Bryan, site No. 14 on the Salt Lake City-Omaha Airway

GPS: 41.562086, -109.678035

Transcontinental Airway

Route established September 8, 1920

Pilots Log February 21, 1921

Between Salt Lake and Cheyenne

CHE + 282. Granger, Wyo. — 16 miles north of the course on the Union Pacific where the Oregon Short Line joins the Union Pacific from the north.

CHE + 246. Green River, Wyo. — Follow the Union Pacific double-tracked railroad from Rock Springs. There is an emergency field here which is distinguished [on] account of its being the only cleared space of its size, near the town. Green river is crossed immediately after the city of Green River is passed. Here the course leaves the railroad which continues in a northwesterly direction. By flying approximately 230˚ compass course from here, Cheyenne [Salt Lake City] will be reached.

Night Airmail

Flights started on July 1, 1924

Contract Air Mail

CAM #18 San Francisco CA-Chicago IL
Salt Lake City-Omaha Airway
Salt Lake-Rock Springs section

Operator

Boeing Air Transport awarded CAM #18 on January 28, 1927

 

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Observations and Notes

May 2014 Visit to Site

The Bryan arrow is located just a couple of miles off I-80 amid rolling plains, and is extremely easy to get to.  The first portion of the drive to the arrow is along a paved frontage road along the north side of I-80.  The second portion is along a wide, well maintained dirt road.  After going down the dirt road for about one mile, there is another dirt road that turns off to the right.  By following this dirt road, it will take you up a small rise.  The arrow is located at the far end of the rise.  Near the arrow is a small railroad switching yard.  Watching the trains going past was just an added benefit out in the plains.
Only a portion of the arrow remains.  The concrete base that held the generator shed is missing.  The rest of the arrow though is in very good condition, with a length of 45 feet.
The pilot would approach the tail of the arrow on a compass heading of 104° (E-SE), and then exit the arrow on a compass heading of 104° (E-SE).
(All measurements and compass headings are approximate).

 

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