CM - Judith River Trestle
Looking west at the bridge and missing span
Photo taken by Nathan Morton in May 2014
BH Photo #283316
The bridge was severely damaged by flooding in spring of 2011. The swollen Judith River flood waters caused a section to shift and settle, badly twisting and distorting the bridge and causing $3.5 million in damage. The railroad is a small non-profit and is unable to afford the repair. Help has so far not been forthcoming, and the bridge and the entire line's fate is hanging in the balance.
[Repaired in 2014]
- Massive steel trestle with timber stringer/concrete arch approaches over Judith River on Central Montana Railway
- Fergus County, Montana
- Original bridge design plans dated 1912. Built ca. 1915, severely damaged in spring 2011; repaired in 2014
- - J. H. Prior (Engineer of Design)
- - Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
- Central Montana Railway (CM)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW)
- Deck plate girder
Length of largest span: 69.7 ft.
Total length: 1,953.0 ft.
- Also called
- MILW Judith River Trestle
Judith River Viaduct
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +47.17068, -109.64946 (decimal degrees)
47°10'14" N, 109°38'58" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 12/602347/5225016 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 56301 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- November 25, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
- October 1, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added designer and span length.
- May 9, 2014: New photos from Nathan Morton
- May 20, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added category "Ballasted Deck"