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Judith River-Cristy Bottom Road Bridge

Photo 

View Looking North, General View Of Site

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #223707

Map 

Description 

At the turn of the 20th century, the Judith Basin was rapidly becoming one of the most bountiful wheat producing areas in Montana. During the decades that followed, there was a great expansion of rail service and a flurry of bridge building activity for purposes of transporting agricultural produce to markets. Among the larger bridges built during this period was this bridge across the Judith River. It was built near the former community of Deerfield...

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Judith River on CR 326
Location
Fergus County, Montana
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1913
Builder
- Security Bridge Co. of Billings, Montana
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 109.9 ft.
Total length: 109.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.24000, -109.68000   (decimal degrees)
47°14'24" N, 109°40'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/599902/5232679 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Danvers
Average daily traffic (as of 2003)
100
Inventory number
BH 23021 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2012)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 15.8 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • January 22, 2012: Updated by J.P.: added builder and truss type

Sources 

  • HAER MT-17 - Deerfield Bridge, Spanning Judith River, Danvers, Fergus County, MT
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Judith River Bridge
Posted May 24, 2016, by John A. Jackson

Spring flooding in 2011 changed the location of the Judith River channel at the location of the bridge. The road has since been abandoned by Fergus County and the bridge has been demolished