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Mill Creek Bridge


New Bridge At Mill Creek

View from the south

Photo taken by David Jones in September 2016


BH Photo #365467



Lost pony truss bridge over Mill Creek on CR 024
Deer Lodge County, Montana
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1920; replaced 2015
Pony truss
Span length: 44.9 ft.
Total length: 44.9 ft.
Deck width: 22.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.10184, -112.87845   (decimal degrees)
46°06'07" N, 112°52'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/354815/5107077 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Anaconda South
Average daily traffic (as of 2002)
Inventory number
BH 23014 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2015)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 65.6 (out of 100)
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Built 1920 (924)
Built during 1920s (8,980)
Deer Lodge County, Montana (8)
Lost (19,360)
Lost 2015 (223)
Lost during 2010s (2,147)
Montana (758)
Owned by county (19,071)
Pony truss (15,174)
Replaced by new bridge (12,812)
Skewed (4,720)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,910)
Total length 25-50 feet (10,070)
Truss (29,783)

Update Log 

  • September 20, 2016: New photos from David Jones
  • March 27, 2012: Updated by Craig Philpott: corrected location


  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • David Jones - david2jpix [at] yahoo [dot] com


Mill Creek Bridge
Posted September 21, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

And you can't convince me that any money was saved after the historic bridge was torn out and replaced, and then the MOB was purchased and erected. They could have simply built a new road bridge on an altered alignment and then kept the truss in place for the trail!

Mill Creek Bridge
Posted September 21, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Ironically, a MOB was used for the hiking trail, when a truss was available just a few feet away. This scene really epitomizes what many of us hope to prevent. I am glad to see these photos on here because they make a great visual aid.

Please keep adding photos of bridges in your area.

Mill Creek Bridge
Posted September 21, 2016, by Matt Lohry

Wow, a plain stringer bridge with ugly Armco railings, and a Wal-mart MOB pedestrian bridge right next to it--how utterly scenic!

Mill Creek Bridge
Posted September 20, 2016, by David Jones (david2jpix [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The bridge listed here has been replaced with a new bridge - Date unknown. Photos are of new bridge.