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CM - Spring Creek Trestle


Looking east from approach

Photo taken by Nathan Morton in May 2014


BH Photo #283319



Massive wooden trestle with steel sections over Big Spring Creek on Central Montana Railway
Fergus County, Montana
Intact but closed to all traffic
- Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
- Central Montana Railway (CM)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW)
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 

  • February 25, 2021: New photos from John Bernhisel
  • 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"


  • Dylan VanAntwerp - dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com
  • Nathan Morton - morton890 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • John Bernhisel - Johnmbernhisel [at] gmail [dot] com


CM - Spring Creek Trestle
Posted February 25, 2021, by John Bernhisel (Johnmbernhisel [at] gmail [dot] com)

The trestle is a railroad bridge 78 feet high and 1,391 feet long constructed entirely of milled timber. The only exception are the two rectangular steel firebreak bents which divide the bridge into approximate thirds.

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.