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Posted January 3, 2022, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Photos Moved

Posted January 1, 2022, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Nathan,

The last photo needs to be moved to the old bridge page:

http://bridgehunter.com/mt/dawson/bh73346/

Thanks!

Posted December 5, 2021, by Geoff Hubbs (geoffrey [dot] hubbs [at] att [dot] net)

Agreed and postcards relocated

Posted December 4, 2021, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I think you're spot-on Luke

Posted December 4, 2021, by Luke

Pictures appear to be of the Fort Keogh Bridge.

Posted November 28, 2021, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Typically, these bridges have angled piers for exactly that reason-to protect against ice and debris. Many railroad bridges over major rivers seem to have this feature.

Posted November 28, 2021, by Rob Carrafa (robert [dot] carrafa [at] nwc [dot] edu)

This is probably a dumb question, but looking at these bridges in Custer Co., are the piers angled on one side- it looks like the side facing onto the current- for a particular reason? Possibly to deflect ice or debris?

I've seen this Kinsey Bridge a thousand times, but this is the first time I noticed the piers aren't evenly shaped. And I'm sure this is common of most bridges, not just the ones located in Custer County Montana lol.

An aerial shot of this bridge would be interesting. Anyone have a drone?? This is a four span (?) bridge in the middle of nowhere! I think an aerial photo would do it justice, it would show how imposing and impressive this bridge actually is.

Posted November 28, 2021, by Rob Carrafa (robert [dot] carrafa [at] nwc [dot] edu)

I was wondering what happened to this bridge! I grew up in MC and I remember spending a lot of time around there. My grandpa took my brother and I fishing all over Custer Co. and this was one of my favorite spots. It wasn't so much for the fishing, but exploring the area and the bridge.

I actually learned to drive on the gravel road on the east side of the bridge, driving back and forth. I still don't know how I managed it but I drove across the Fort Keogh Bridge when I was 12 in my grandpa's station wagon lol.

I cannot remember, but where did the road go after you crossed the bridge, heading west? Seeing an ariel shot of the bridge truly is impressive. It's the first time I've seen it from that angle, and it gives you a completely different perspective. It was beautiful!

Posted November 18, 2021, by John Bernhisel (Johnmbernhisel [at] gmail [dot] com)

Sadly, this bridge is in bad shape and unsafe to cross. See photos of deck. The highway department has it blocked off.

Posted September 20, 2021, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Bridge was removed from the original location sometime between 2014 and 2020, and installed as a driveway bridge over Cottonwood Creek to the south of this location.

Posted September 5, 2021, by John Bernhisel (Johnmbernhisel [at] gmail [dot] com)

Sad to announce that the bridge is gone. Not sure if it was salvaged but I about cried when I found two massive cranes putting in an ugly concrete slab.

Posted September 5, 2021, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Center span was seriously damaged in a crane strike. I would not be surprised if the center span had to be completely replaced.

https://billingsgazette.com/news/local/rail-traffic-reroutin...

Posted August 25, 2021, by John Marvig

If the bridge used this much steel and was removed upon completion of the dam, it is almost certain that the steel spans were used elsewhere on the system after removal. Railroads were not a wasteful bunch, especially not during the 30s and 40s.

Posted August 12, 2021, by Luke

Bridge is rentable for weddings: https://www.quakingaspenranch.com/historic-bridge.html

Note that one of the pictures shows a missing square plaque with a four-bolt pattern akin to the one on late King products like http://bridgehunter.com/tx/erath/green-creek/

Posted August 8, 2021, by Philip Hobday (hobdaz [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I have a photo of this original swing bridge in Glendive, Mt. taken by my great grandfather, Elmer Seth Herrick, who lived in Glendive for decades. He proposed to my great grandmother on this bridge on Feb. 14th, 1899, months before the massive ice flow that destroyed it on the night of Apr. 7th, 1899. I see that the current photo is of a hand drawn sketch of the bridge.

I will attempt to attach the photo I have and an excerpt from my great grandfather’s memoirs.

E.S. Herrick -

“About the fourteenth day of February, we reached our understanding down on the first bridge that was built across the Yellowstone. The next few evenings we devoted to planning a house, a four roomed affair with a lean-to kitchen, porch back and front, “I had plenty of buildings for men and help.” I left in a few days to start arrangements, get up some teams to haul out the building material, a carpenter to help build and a lot of things. It was supposed to be ready by July 19th and there could be no postponing things of this nature. 94 I started building--dug a cellar and made arrangements to get out building material. Some one came along on April 8th, and said the river had gorged at Glendive last night, took out the bridge and drowned a lot of people. A got a saddle horse and hit the high places for town, there was certainly a mess. Ice piled ten feet high all along the river banks, in some places half a mile back from the river—the bridge was gone, one span was still there, but both ends were gone. The Sullivan family of eight, were all drowned, they lived near the north end of the bridge. The bark on cottonwood trees shows now, over fifty years later, where the ice knocked against the trees, ten feet above the ground. To me, who was chiefly interested in getting a house built for my bride-- with all the building materials on the wrong side of the river and a forty mile haul, and to have the home complete by July 1st —it was the toughest proposition I had ever been up against. When Eloise and I met, and talked the situation over, she solved it by saying, “we will have to live in the bunk house or set up a tent until you can get the house built.” This certainly relieved my mind and gave me a new lease on life. I wonder what one of our daughters would have said under the same circumstances--my guess would be, “We will have to say with Dad until the house is built.” The ice soon melted and a road was cleared, the old ferry boat put in commission and the flood excitement subsided.”

Posted July 30, 2021, by John Bernhisel (Johnmbernhisel [at] gmail [dot] com)
Posted July 2, 2021, by Dan Pagliaro (daniel [dot] pagliaro [at] gmail [dot] com)

As of July 2, 2021, the Twin Bridges Road demolition is substantially complete. Crews removed Pier 3 (the last remnant of the bridge) during the last week of June, and it appears that MDT deactivated their webcam at the construction site on June 28th. There will be some cleanup and site restoration work that will continue through the summer.

Posted June 18, 2021, by Dan Pagliaro (daniel [dot] pagliaro [at] gmail [dot] com)

As of this morning (June 18, 2021) the only remnant of the Twin Bridges Road bridge that is still standing is Pier 3. Crews have completed removal of the north abutment (Abutment 6) and have restored the north river bank to its natural state. They are now removing the remaining debris from the south abutment (Abutment 1) and Pier 2 and restoring the south river bank to its natural state. The temporary work trestle across the river has been removed.

During demolition, the construction crew erected a work trestle across the Yellowstone River parallel to the Twin Bridges Road Bridge. They then shored up the failing Pier 4 with sheet piling and installed falsework under the truss spans in preparation for removal. Each of the three truss spans were cut in half. Each half was hoisted by cranes and lowered to the south river bank where they were cut up and hauled away for recycling. The pre-fabricated house that was previously located on the north side of the river was disassembled into sections and hauled away on trucks, using the work trestle to cross the river. An adjacent barn was demolished, and power lines that previously crossed the river next to the Twin Bridges Road bridge were removed.

Posted June 17, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I merged the two pages into this one.

Posted June 1, 2021, by Dan Pagliaro (daniel [dot] pagliaro [at] gmail [dot] com)

As of June 1, 2021, the Twin Bridges Road bridge has been demolished out of concern that the bridge could collapse if left in place. A December 2020 inspection revealed that scour had compromised the structural integrity of Pier 4 (located in the main river channel). The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) awarded an emergency demolition contract on March 11, 2021. By the end of April, the three truss spans and the failing Pier 4 had been removed. As of June 1, 2021 all that remains of the Twin Bridges road bridge is the southern abutment (Abutment 1) and a short span between Abutment 1 and Pier 2, as well as Pier 3. The family that lived on the north side of the river had been relocated prior to the demolition, and the home was also demolished as part of this contract.

MDT has a live camera feed for the Twin Bridges Road demolition at: http://www.montanadotwebcams.com/silver.htm

Troy Bridge (Montana)
Posted May 27, 2021, by Anonymous

It's the Theodore Roosevelt bridge.

Posted May 2, 2021, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

http://bridgehunter.com/mt/cascade/bh58018/

Appears to be the same design as this one, built by Keystone. I found a pair of 252' trusses built in Washington State the same year (1899). Perhaps these were cut down and moved here?

Posted May 2, 2021, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

While we know this bridge was built in 1906, the bridge appears to be heavily modified (third girder line, additional bents, etc). The girder in the photo added to this page also seems to show a Lassig plaque, indicating a pre-1900 bridge. I think it is highly likely that there are pieces of this bridge that were brought in to strengthen the structure.

Posted May 1, 2021, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

From a 1962 AFE:

"New piles and trusses for Br #4 over Bitteroot River, including salvage truss from Ocosta, WA"

I do not have further information on the truss that came from there, as it was not in place during 1918...

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.

Posted January 27, 2021, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I have been to this bridge. This bridge is at the butt end of a dead end road. At the eastern end of the bridge is a gated private ranch property for one household. That being said, it would be a huge waste of state or whatever tax payer money to demolish and build a new bridge just for one household at the end of a dead end road. Perhaps shore up the support column. Heck, maybe turn over ownership of the bridge to the rancher. Why would the state want to spend money maintaining or rebuilding a bridge that has no other traffic except the one person or family living at the other end? Just throwing out questions here.

Posted January 27, 2021, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com )

Maybe Montana can save the trusses like they did with an identical type bridge.

See: http://bridgehunter.com/mt/lewis-and-clark/craig/

Then again, maybe not and its wishful thinking on my part.

Posted January 27, 2021, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com )

Maybe Montana can save the trusses like they did with an identical type bridge.

See: http://bridgehunter.com/mt/lewis-and-clark/craig/

Then again, maybe not and its wishful thinking on my part.

Posted January 27, 2021, by Luke

Gee, wonder if preventative maintenance would've solved those substructure problems before they got that bad.

Posted January 27, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This bridge doesn't look to have a bright future.

https://billingsgazette.com/news/local/photos-crumbling-brid...

Posted December 26, 2020, by Luke

For future reference of everyone: No listed contributor and a light grey line saying that the info comes from the NBI and hasn't been confirmed = James made the page

Our dearly departed webmaster was the only one who had the capacity to do anything about actual duplicates.

If you're lucky enough to find a pictureless duplicate, just find something in the NBI to convert it to.

This is also the perfect time to remind people that the "What's Here" tool James graciously impletemented shows added bridges in the same vicinity as given GPS coords.

Posted December 26, 2020, by Geoff Hubbs (geoffrey [dot] hubbs [at] att [dot] net)

This is Going-To-The-Sun Road - Triple Arch Bridge BH 23025

Posted December 18, 2020, by Henry Lombard-Hughes

Very interesting bridge.

Posted November 21, 2020, by Alex Jensen (galexjensen [at] gmail [dot] com)

This has been converted to a pedestrian path - Milwaukee Trail

Posted November 21, 2020, by Alex Jensen (galex [dot] jensen [at] gmail [dot] com)

This has been converted to a pedestrian path - Milwaukee Trail

Posted November 21, 2020, by Alex Jensen (galexjensen [at] gmail [dot] com)

This has been converted to a pedestrian path - Milwaukee Trail

Posted November 1, 2020, by Patrick Gurwell (pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com)

https://billingsgazette.com/article_3bf1065e-f4af-5713-89e1-...

Did a little looking into this bridge. See the attached link for some information, although this article is from 2002.

I think the information of original build date of 1921 is incorrect. The original Yellowstone River Bridge, at Fallon, that was destroyed by ice in 1943 had four spans, three of which went into the river. I think the remaining span was moved to this location.

I looked through Jon Axline's book, 'Conveniences Sorely Needed', for information on the original bridge at Fallon, but it give no information on part of it being reused.

Any thoughts on this?

Posted July 24, 2020, by Michael Barth (mbarth [at] prodigy [dot] net)

Is this tunnel accessible, and if so, what is the best way to reach it?

Posted July 16, 2020, by John Bernhisel (Johnmbernhisel [at] gmail [dot] com)

Luke, thanks for the details!! I’m curious if you know more about the history of the bridges in Chance, MT?

Posted May 12, 2020, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Left the NBI between 2000 and 2004. Currently steel culvert pipes.

Posted May 1, 2020, by Bryon

Here are all the pictures in a direct link even showing a picnic area on the bridge.

https://npgallery.nps.gov/NRHP/GetAsset/1e1b1195-e81d-44b7-b...

Posted May 1, 2020, by Bryon

Similar description however in this link is the only other picture of the bridge I found in my brief search showing it sitting in a marsh type setting with a higher water level.

https://historicmt.org/items/show/335

Posted March 26, 2020, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

https://archive.org/stream/historicbridgesi1982quiv#page/n21...

The above link gives an original location for this truss bridge. Based on the other two remaining trusses, it is safe to assume that this one was probably built around 1901. I also believe that several other bridges in this area of Butte were built using secondhand material.

Posted March 24, 2020, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

It looks like at least one of these truss spans was moved to this location, and quite possibly both. There’s an identical span to the pin connected span crossing the Dearborn River in Lewis and Clark county.

Posted February 24, 2020, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Kind of a mystery solved? Looks like from Google Earth/Maps view it has been moved and rehabbed. Am I correct? Perhaps?

Posted February 17, 2020, by George A Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thanks John for clearing that up.

Posted February 17, 2020, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

George, it’s a small trestle bridge on the former Milwaukee Road. It is not currently on bridgehunter.

Posted February 17, 2020, by George A Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I noticed what looked like an abandoned road or railroad bridge near this bridge,Actually what looks like an abandoned ROW with the bridge I mentioned goes under the Slayton bridge.Is this abandoned bridge on Bridgehunter?

Posted February 15, 2020, by Michael (ac0rpse [dot] mr [at] gmail [dot] com)

Its not a deck plate girder bridge. Its a reinforced precast concrete bridge. See attached historical photo.

Posted February 14, 2020, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Pretty clearly a former railroad bridge.

Posted February 8, 2020, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This one sure appears to be a reused Union Pacific span. It is a standard design on the UP system:

http://bridgehunter.com/id/shoshone/bh47903/

http://bridgehunter.com/ne/lancaster/up-salt-creek/

Posted October 14, 2019, by mhwilliams (bnfhistory [at] msn [dot] com)

Very glad this info was posted, most helpful for my research. But one very minor criticism: the agency is the U.S. Forest Service or (groan) the USDA Forest Service, but NOT the "National Forest Service." Thanks!

Posted October 6, 2019, by Werner Henning (heikowhenning [at] aol [dot] com)

Sounds awesome, at least in the Winter of 1989, have the EPS samples still on file.

Posted September 19, 2019, by David Jones (david2jpix [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This is obviously not a through truss bridge. The lady who lives here told me that this bridge was moved to this location in 1978 or 1979. She wasn’t quite sure. She did not say what was used here to cross the creek before that. She also said that the original location of this bridge was a few miles farther to the west where it was used to cross Elk Creek in Swallow Canyon. This was on the "Old Elk Creek Road" that is now closed off to any through traffic.

Posted September 13, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)
Posted May 19, 2019, by Dana and Kay Klein

Interesting Railing, 1950's Montana Design?

Posted May 19, 2019, by Julie Bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Another from Blackiron Grill.

Posted May 19, 2019, by Julie Bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Blackiron Grill in Miles City pays homage to iron bridges. The bartender tells me this is the Tongue River Bridge at the fairgrounds.

Posted May 16, 2019, by Dana and Kay Klein

Echoing Luke, Thanks for making the journey!

Posted May 16, 2019, by Luke

Thanks for getting out to these bridges, David.

Your work in Montana is much appreciated, as the region is woefully underrepresented on here.

Posted May 14, 2019, by Dana and Kay Klein

pin at rt 338 NBI rt 335

Posted May 14, 2019, by Dana and Kay Klein

Private Bridge, Relocated?

Posted May 14, 2019, by David Jones (david2jpix [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The Pony Truss Bridge has been replaced.

Posted May 14, 2019, by David Jones (david2jpix [at] yahoo [dot] com)

It appears like the pony truss bridge was removed and replaced with this pre-stressed concrete bridge.

Posted April 22, 2019, by Sean Rotinski (Seanrotinski [at] gmail [dot] com)

the MILW called this Bridge AA-424.

Posted April 22, 2019, by Sean Rotinski (Seanrotinski [at] gmail [dot] com)

this bridge was named DD-142 by the MILW.

Posted April 8, 2019, by Luke

David, your postcard is clearly of a road bridge, not a railroad bridge.

Posted February 7, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Possibly 1938...this is from the Independent-Record on March 25 1937

Posted February 7, 2019, by Greg Harper (gh200k [at] gmail [dot] com)

Any idea when this first bridge would have been removed?

Thanks,

Greg

Posted January 13, 2019, by John C Stutz (john [dot] stutz [at] spcrr [dot] org)

These spans are actually plate-lattice deck girders, a type that may be unique to the Northern Pacific railroad of the middle 1890s. This plate lattice type was originally used on the NP main, for replacing first generation wooden Howe truss bridges. See "Standard Plans for 100-Ft. Through Plate-Lattice Girder Bridges; No. Pac. Ry." in Engineering News of July 8 & 15, 1897 for design motivations, drawings, and details.

NP's several plate-lattice designs were briefly their standard for both deck and through girder bridges in the 85' to 105' range. The type apparently fell out of favor as locomotive weights increased, probably due to the difficulty of strengthening the lattice section. Main line spans would have gradually been recycled to branch lines, probably by circa 1905-15. An original through plate-lattice girder, initially installed at Lightening Creek near Clark Fork Idaho, which carried builder's plates naming it as such into the 1970s, ended at Orofino Idaho on the Camas Prairie's very lightly rated Kamiah branch.

These Missoula spans represent a further reuse, made by partially dismantling several original twin girder deck spans, replacing the lateral bracing, and reassembling them as triple girder spans. I suspect this occurred during the 1930s. The resulting capacity increase, from about E-33 to E-50, would have strengthened them sufficiently to carry the branch line engines that originally displaced them from the main. There may still be a second example, located about 1.5 miles north of Palouse, Washington, along highway 27. I am not aware of any others.

Posted December 3, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The Northern Pacific Railroad Research Library has been updating documents. This AFE (authority for expenditure) gives the original location of these trusses.

http://www.nprha.org/NP%20AFE%20scans6/0719-17.pdf?fbclid=Iw...

Posted August 4, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

A Northern Pacific bridge book indicates that this structure was installed here in 1918, meaning it was relocated from another location. This other location is likely on the former NP mainline, hence the plaques stating the third crossing of the Yellowstone River.

Posted August 3, 2018, by John Bernhisel (Johnmbernhisel [at] gmail [dot] com)
Posted June 5, 2018, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

Flagged as a duplicate

Posted June 5, 2018, by Anonymous

Might be more effective to actually say it is a duplicate of

https://bridgehunter.com/mt/yellowstone/bh72418/

Posted June 5, 2018, by Anonymous
Posted April 27, 2018, by David Jones (david2jpix [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge sits off in a field with no approach to it.

Posted April 5, 2018, by Luke

It's no problem, it's happened to me as well.

Posted April 5, 2018, by Richard Doody (rpdoody3 [at] gmail [dot] com)

It appears to be a broken hyperlink in the homepage map. I initially clicked on Mineral Co. MT which took me to a list that county which did not list this bridge. It was only when I attempted to import the NBI info that I discovered that a page for this bridge already existed. I had a similar experience with using the map for Whitman Co., WA to post the Tekoa viaduct. Sorry for the duplication.

Posted April 5, 2018, by Luke
Posted March 27, 2018, by Gavin (gavin [dot] n [dot] dean [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thanks for posting this. I grew up in the Yellowstone Country Club and had no idea this was so close!

Posted March 25, 2018, by Matt

This is called the Three Dollar Bridge. This section was moved from (I believe) Sappington on the Jefferson River when that bridge was replaced. Its twin span is still sitting off of Hwy 2 about a mile and a half east of the US287/MT2 junction. I can remember in June 2001 passing this bridge section two days in a row, once north of Ennis and the next day it was south of Ennis on the highway.

Posted March 16, 2018, by K. Stubbs (kestubbs [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The image at the provided link seems to show a Pratt Truss structure, not a Warren Truss.

Posted March 9, 2018, by Dana and Kay Klein

This is actually a duplicate

Cyr Bridge (Montana)
Posted March 9, 2018, by Russell Ward (russwatersolutions [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Made a youtube video of it with my drone if ypu wish to use

https://youtu.be/R6W4OJaPa-w

Posted February 7, 2018, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The loss of this bridge would be a tragedy. It is a beautiful structure that almost reminds me of something that P E Lane would have thought up. I'm not suggesting that he was the builder here but the incredible amount of lacing on this bridge reminds me of some of his structures.

Regardless of builder, this is a great Victorian era Pratt truss bridge. A bridge like this is rare in the Mountain West.

Posted February 6, 2018, by Sheila N. (silvermese [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This is scheduled to be demolished. 😢

http://www.kbzk.com/story/37443728/gallatin-county-commissio...

Posted January 31, 2018, by Dana and Kay Klein

1900?

Posted December 19, 2017, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Yet another UNIQUE RARE HIGHLY SIGNIFICANT historic truss bridge damaged by a idiot truck driver (35 ton truck over 7 ton bridge) who again proves that some humans have significantly less intelligence than an earthworm with its brain removed... with earthworms, the brain is important for movement: if the brain of the earthworm is removed, the earthworm will move continuously... much like a truck driver ignorant of weight limit signs.

http://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/2017/12/18/one-k...

Posted December 5, 2017, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I realized I never posted an interesting history I learned about this bridge. The bridge clearly is a Morse Bridge Company bridge, the portal bracing is identical to Michigan's Six Mile Creek Bridge's unusual portal bracing, right down to the place where the builder plaque belongs (which is mysteriously missing). What made this story interesting is Montana DOT's historian Jon Axline totally countered the idea that Morse built the bridge... he provided proof that Security Bridge Company erected the bridge in 1908. However we cannot deny the Morse Bridge Company details, the portal bracing is too unique to dismiss. I therefore believe that Security Bridge Company erected a reused and slightly altered Morse Bridge Company span. It is quite possible they did this unscrupulously, perhaps claiming that it was an all-new product. I believe they added the existing sway bracing (As a Morse bridge it may have originally had only upper laterals and no sway bracing or struts). They may also have carefully removed the Morse plaque to conceal the fact that it was a salvaged bridge.

Here is what Jon Axline told me:

Until October 1892, the future site of the Johnson/Kern’s Crossing Bridge was in the Crow Indian Reservation, which precluded any structures like this from being constructed. I did the research on the Johnson/Kern’s Crossing Bridge and can state conclusively that it was built in 1908 by the Security Bridge Company (Sweet Grass and Carbon counties let the contract in 1907). Attached is a copy of the Historic Property Form for the bridge, please note the sources used to determine the construction date.

Posted October 26, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Matthew:

You mentioned that you changed the license to "All Rights Reserved" as requested by Nathan...

But, he did not ask you to change the license, he asked you to remove them. These are simple instructions. Nathan holds the copyright to his photos. Please do as he has asked.

If you truly do not understand copyright law, we are glad to help you out.

Troy Bridge (Montana)
Posted October 25, 2017, by Tom Hoffman

Spectacular bridge with two long Parker spans.

Posted October 23, 2017, by David Jones (david2jpix [at] yahoo [dot] com)

According to NBI, this bridge was replaced in 2013 by a pre-stressed concrete bridge.

Posted October 15, 2017, by David Jones (david2jpix [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge is listed as closed. However, I drove across it and there is traffic that uses this bridge - the road is well used. There are no barricades or notices or anything else to show any closure of this bridge.

Posted September 4, 2017, by David Jones (david2jpix [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge has been replaced

Posted August 8, 2017, by Christopher Finigan

Bridge is actually a Pennsylvania truss and was probably relocated to its current place in 1946.

Posted June 23, 2017, by Matt Lohry

The Bing Streetside car has been through here; this is a beautiful Parker through truss bridge in an equally beautiful setting! Is it possible to add Bing Streetside views to the site? There are many bridges that have Streetside views that do not have GE Streetview.

Posted June 21, 2017, by Sarah Cooper (jasonandsarahcooper [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The bridge was rebuilt last year. It would be interesting to see your updated assessment.

Posted May 18, 2017, by David Jones (david2jpix [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The spans of this bridge are different. The northern span seems to be pin connected while the southern span is riveted. The date on the southern abutment is 1928 but the builder's plaque on the southern span, the riveted one, is 1899. Was the southern span moved to this location? NBI says the bridge was built in 1928.

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.