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CM - Spring Creek Trestle

Photos 

Looking east from approach

Photo taken by Nathan Morton in May 2014

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BH Photo #283319

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Massive wooden trestle with steel sections over Big Spring Creek on Central Montana Railway
Location
Fergus County, Montana
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
Railroads
- Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
- Central Montana Railway (CM)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
Design
Timber stringer
Also called
MILW Spring Creek Trestle
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.12713, -109.57059   (decimal degrees)
47°07'38" N, 109°34'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/608412/5220283 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Spring Creek Junction
Inventory number
BH 56302 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 23, 2017: Photo imported by Dave King
  • May 9, 2014: New photo from Nathan Morton
  • May 20, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added categories "Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad", "Burlington Northern Railroad", "Central Montana Railway", "railroad"

Sources 

  • Dylan VanAntwerp - dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com
  • Nathan Morton - morton890 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

CM - Spring Creek Trestle
Posted April 27, 2017, by Tom Koller (Tk48states [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Have seen this trestle many times, what can't be viewed from photo is center steel section in otherwise all wood construction presumably to save half in case of fire and/or for increased strength.