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Old Town Bridge #3


Photo taken by Jim Allen in October 2011


BH Photo #272686



Through truss bridge over Jefferson River on CR 419
Gallatin County, Montana
Open to traffic
Built 1894
- Gillette-Herzog Manufacturing Co. of Minneapolis, Minnesota
Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 129.9 ft.
Total length: 192.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.8 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Jefferson River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.91038, -111.53812   (decimal degrees)
45°54'37" N, 111°32'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/458265/5084230 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Three Forks
Average daily traffic (as of 2002)
Inventory number
BH 22979 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 23.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • June 19, 2019: New photos from John Bernhisel
  • December 9, 2015: Updated by Luke: Edited GPS + Added builder from Bozeman Daily Chronicle article
  • January 10, 2014: New photos from Jim Allen
  • May 31, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Corrected location


  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Jim Allen
  • Luke
  • John Bernhisel - Johnmbernhisel [at] gmail [dot] com


Old Town Bridge
Posted December 9, 2015, by Luke

The map on Flickr image for Bridge #2 shows it at the county line location.

Old Town Bridge
Posted December 9, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This bridge and this bridge http://www.bridgehunter.com/mt/gallatin/L1620100007001/ are two different bridges within a short distance on the same road, one on the county line, one just within Gallatin County. Both were GPS located on this website at the interior Gallatin County location. Some of the photos also seem to have got mixed up as a result. I am not sure which photos go with which bridge, nor am I sure which page goes with which location... one of the two bridges however did have two counties listed on Bridgehunter so I moved the GPS marker for that page to the county line location. But beyond that I am either not sure, or unable to make the needed edits to sort the photos. This news article may be of use. It says one is called Old Town Bridge #2 and the other #3, and that the one with laced endposts is #2. http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/county/oldest-brid...

Jefferson River Bridge
Posted November 22, 2015, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Beautiful portal bracing!

Looks about 10-15 years older than listed.