Getting from one side of the Henry’s Fork River to the other just got easier after a key transportation link returned to Harriman State Park last week.

The new Ranch Bridge replaced the nearly 100-year-old bridge that was condemned in the fall of 2017. The original bridge was believed to have been built to move cattle in and out of the Harriman Ranch in 1921. Friends of Harriman State Park president Jodi Stiehl said a quote from a letter written in 1921 by a ranch foreman references the Ranch Bridge.