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Kinsey Bridge

Photos 

View Looking East, General Elevation

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #223708

Map 

Description 

In 1907-08 a new transcontinental railroad was built throughout Montana. The railroad, the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific, runs along the north bank of the Yellowstone for about 80 miles between Terry and Forsyth, except where it crosses at this point for a junction in Miles City with the Burlington Northern (formerly Northern Pacific)...

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Parker through truss bridge over Yellowstone River on Lower Road (formerly Milwakuee Railroad)
Location
Custer County, Montana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1907 by the American Bridge Co.; later converted to a one lane automobile bridge
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Rail-to-road
Design
Four-span, pin-connected Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 270.0 ft.
Total length: 1,080.1 ft.
Deck width: 8.9 ft.
Also called
MILW - Kinsey Bridge
Lower Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.53176, -105.71411   (decimal degrees)
46°31'54" N, 105°42'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/445237/5153380 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kinsey
Inventory number
BH 47877 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2015)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 56.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
100

Update Log 

  • August 9, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • May 4, 2013: New photo from Luke Harden
  • June 22, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Rail-to-road", "Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad"
  • March 18, 2012: Imported NBI data
  • January 22, 2012: HAER photos posted by J.P.
  • January 29, 2011: Added by J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • HAER MT-14 - Kinsey Bridge, Spanning Yellowstone River, Miles City, Custer County, MT
  • Luke