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Nixon Bridge

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Nixon Bridge MT

Photo taken by Tony Carter / Cronicle

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Description 

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.

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Overview
Through truss bridge over Gallatin River on CR 216
Location
Gallatin County, Montana
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
At risk for demolition and replacement.
History
Built 1891; Relocated here in 1923; rehabilitated 2000
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 148.0 ft.
Total length: 150.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 18.4 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Gallatin River Bridge
Nixon Gulch Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.89139, -111.33583   (decimal degrees)
45°53'29" N, 111°20'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/473944/5082035 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Nixon Gulch
Inventory number
BH 23034 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2014)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 47.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2002)
100

Update Log 

  • 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.

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Comments 

Bridge to be replaced, moved to another site
Posted April 20, 2016, by Andy (anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com)
Nixon Bridge
Posted January 21, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Nixon Bridge
Posted December 2, 2015, by Troy Carter (tcarter [at] dailychronicle [dot] com)

Here's my story on the beautiful Nixon Bridge. http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/county/commission-...