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Sample's Crossing Bridge

Photo 

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #119502

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost pin-connected Parker through truss bridge over Judith River on Route 81
Location
Fergus County, Montana
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1899 by the King Bridge Co.; replaced by new bridge in 1948 but allowed to remain standing
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Design
Pin-connected, 9-panel Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 150.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.27333, -109.71667   (decimal degrees)
47°16'24" N, 109°43'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/597066/5236337 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Toney Bench
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
299
Inventory number
BH 37041 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 45.3 (out of 100)
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Categories 

19th Century (6,886)
9-panel truss (133)
Built 1899 (361)
Built during 1890s (2,746)
Fergus County, Montana (24)
HAER documented (1,103)
Have street view (25,415)
King Bridge Co. (326)
Lost (22,273)
Montana (720)
Parker through truss (1,232)
Parker truss (1,600)
Pin-connected (3,697)
Span length 125-175 feet (3,998)
Through truss (14,047)
Truss (31,238)

Update Log 

  • February 5, 2014: Updated by Matt Lohry: Updated status per forum post--this bridge no longer exists.
  • May 5, 2013: New Street View added by Don Morrison
  • August 2, 2008: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • HAER MT-19 - Sample's Crossing Bridge, Spanning Judith River, Danvers vicinity, Fergus County, MT
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Don Morrison
  • Matt Lohry

Comments 

Sample's Crossing Bridge
Posted May 5, 2013, by Don Morrison

It appears that this bridge is long gone. I set the street view to focus on two crosses at the side of the road near the present bridge. It seems appropriate. RIP.