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BNSF - Sun River Bridge

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Photo taken by Jack Schmidt in July 16, 2013

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BH Photo #272648

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Facts 

Overview
Warren through truss bridge over Sun River on Railroad (BNSF)
Location
Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1928
Builder
- Keystone Bridge Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1899 Span)
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
- Great Northern Railway (GN)
Design
Warren through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 34.1 ft.
Total length: 34.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.49196, -111.33385   (decimal degrees)
47°29'31" N, 111°20'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/474852/5259890 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Southwest Great Falls
Inventory number
BH 58018 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/1995)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)

Update Log 

  • May 18, 2017: New photos from David Jones
  • January 9, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • September 15, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • David Jones - david2jpix [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

BNSF - Sun River Bridge
Posted May 18, 2017, by David Jones (david2jpix [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The spans of this bridge are different. The northern span seems to be pin connected while the southern span is riveted. The date on the southern abutment is 1928 but the builder's plaque on the southern span, the riveted one, is 1899. Was the southern span moved to this location? NBI says the bridge was built in 1928.