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Clarks Fork Bridge


Clark's Fork Bridge

View from the southwest

Photo taken by David Jones in May 2016


BH Photo #353795


Through truss bridge over Clarks Fork on CR 128
Carbon County, Montana
Intact but closed to all traffic
Built 1946
Pennsylvania through truss
Length of largest span: 200.1 ft.
Total length: 203.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.01173, -109.06205   (decimal degrees)
45°00'42" N, 109°03'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/652708/4986080 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hollenbeck Draw
Average daily traffic (as of 2003)
Inventory number
BH 22983 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 21.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 28, 2020: New photos from John Bernhisel
  • August 8, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • May 20, 2016: New photos from David Jones


  • David Jones - david2jpix [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • John Bernhisel - Johnmbernhisel [at] gmail [dot] com


Clarks Fork Bridge
Posted November 18, 2021, by John Bernhisel (Johnmbernhisel [at] gmail [dot] com)

Sadly, this bridge is in bad shape and unsafe to cross. See photos of deck. The highway department has it blocked off.

Clarks Fork Bridge
Posted November 1, 2020, by Patrick Gurwell (pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com)


Did a little looking into this bridge. See the attached link for some information, although this article is from 2002.

I think the information of original build date of 1921 is incorrect. The original Yellowstone River Bridge, at Fallon, that was destroyed by ice in 1943 had four spans, three of which went into the river. I think the remaining span was moved to this location.

I looked through Jon Axline's book, 'Conveniences Sorely Needed', for information on the original bridge at Fallon, but it give no information on part of it being reused.

Any thoughts on this?

Clarks Fork Bridge
Posted August 8, 2017, by Christopher Finigan

Bridge is actually a Pennsylvania truss and was probably relocated to its current place in 1946.