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Simms Bridge

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Sun River Circa 1912

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BH Photo #383425

Map 

Description 

One span relocated to Swede Gulch East of Lincoln in Lewis & Clark County in 1983.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Sun River on Simms Fairfield Road (Rte 565)
Location
Simms, Cascade County, Montana
Status
Partial collapse in 1975, replaced in 1983
History
Built 1912; one span collapsed due to collision in 1975; other span replaced and relocated in 1983.
Builder
- Midland Bridge Co. of Kansas City, Missouri
Design
(2)7-panel, pinned Pratt through trusses
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 127.0 ft.
Total length: 254.0 ft.
Also called
Simms-Fairfield Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.50241, -111.93341   (decimal degrees)
47°30'09" N, 111°56'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/429705/5261419 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fairfield
Inventory number
BH 76159 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 17, 2020: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • October 23, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type
  • March 17, 2017: Added by Dana and Kay Klein

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