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Old Milk River Bridge

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Old Milk River Bridge - 8 Mile Road

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Photo taken by David Jones in August 2016

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Overview
Abandoned through truss bridge over Milk River
Location
Blaine County, Montana
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Design
Wooden through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+48.55439, -108.95244   (decimal degrees)
48°33'16" N, 108°57'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/651091/5379944 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 73332 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,002)
Blaine County, Montana (19)
Montana (741)
Pin-connected (3,125)
Through truss (12,830)
Truss (29,324)
Uncovered wooden truss (115)

Update Log 

  • August 11, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • August 24, 2016: Added by David Jones

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • David Jones - david2jpix [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Old Milk River Bridge
Posted August 25, 2016, by Nathan Holth (nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This combination truss is not mentioned in "Conveniences Sorely Needed" either. However the book does have a photo showing that the previous Scenic Bridge in Mineral County was a similar combination truss as well. (Page 46 if you have the book). Sadly no info is provided on the date/builder however.

http://bridgehunter.com/mt/mineral/scenic/

Old Milk River Bridge
Posted August 25, 2016, by K. Allen Ballard (speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com)

Nice work David. Happy Bridge Hunting!

Old Milk River Bridge
Posted August 24, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

WOW! This is an awesome discovery!

Old Milk River Bridge
Posted August 24, 2016, by Luke

This bridge looks very similar to the bridge over the same river near Coburg. https://bridgehunter.com/mt/blaine/coburg/

Old Milk River Bridge
Posted August 24, 2016, by David Jones (david2jpix [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge is not listed anywhere I could find. It is located about 7-8 feet east of Bridgehunter #22973. Up to this point, no history available. The sign on top of the bridge is so rusted it is difficult to read but looks something like - "-ont-omery & --- 1--7". At least that's what it seems to read. It has been abandoned a long time and a couple of the beams that supported the deck are deteriorating and coming apart.