Local newspaper provides the history:
Records indicate the bridge was originally built by the county in 1891 and placed over the Gallatin River, where it crossed through Central Park, a town between Manhattan and Belgrade.
In 1923, the county paid $1,824.50 to move 148 feet of the Pratt pin-connected truss bridge to its current location on Nixon Gulch Road, replacing another bridge.
In Feb. 2018 county commissioners voted to demolish the bridge.
- Through truss bridge over Gallatin River on CR 216
- Gallatin County, Montana
- Open to traffic
- Future prospects
- At risk for demolition and replacement.
- Built 1891; Relocated here in 1923; rehabilitated 2000
- Pin-connected, 8-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 148.0 ft.
Total length: 150.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 18.4 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
- Also called
- Gallatin River Bridge
Nixon Gulch Road Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +45.89158, -111.33684 (decimal degrees)
45°53'30" N, 111°20'13" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 12/473866/5082056 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Nixon Gulch
- Average daily traffic (as of 2002)
- Inventory number
- BH 23034 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection report (as of June 2018)
- Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 42.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com
- July 19, 2019: New photos from Nathan Holth
- March 11, 2018: Updated by John Bernhisel: News update.
- August 9, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
- January 22, 2017: Updated by Dana and Kay Klein: Added categories "Othmar H. Ammann Nominee", "Othmar H Ammann Award winner"
- January 23, 2016: New Street View added by Dave King
- January 21, 2016: New photo from Art Suckewer
- October 9, 2015: Updated by Nathan Holth: Add relocation info, bridge name, and demo risk.