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CR507 Williams Bridge

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Photo taken by Jack Schmidt

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BH Photo #272538

Map 

Description 

Decorative quatrefoil

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Gallatin River on CR 507
Location
Gallatin County, Montana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1892; rehabilitated 1999
Builders
- A.Y. Bayne & Co. of Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Gillette-Herzog Manufacturing Co. of Minneapolis, Minnesota
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 107.9 ft.
Total length: 153.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.6 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Gallatin River Bridge
Gallatin County Bridge 17
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.54041, -111.23473   (decimal degrees)
45°32'25" N, 111°14'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/481674/5043012 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Gallatin Gateway
Inventory numbers
Gallatin County Bridge 17
BH 23039 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2016)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 32.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
100

Update Log 

  • September 22, 2016: New photos from David Jones
  • December 14, 2015: Updated by Luke: Re-dded county road to title to distinguish the two different Williams Bridges in the same county.
  • December 14, 2015: Updated by Andy Peters: clarifies name to "Williams Bridge"; adds Bozeman Daily Chronicle link
  • December 13, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added historical name

Sources 

  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Luke
  • Andy Peters - anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • David Jones - david2jpix [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Gallatin River Bridge
Posted December 13, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Gallatin River Bridge
Posted December 2, 2015, by Troy Carter (tcarter [at] dailychronicle [dot] com)

Known as No. 17 in its' county file. Locals call it the Williams Bridge despite there being another 'official' Williams Bridge in Gallatin County. MDT historian said Bridge No. 17 is probably oldest through-truss bridge still in use in Montana.

Gallatin River Bridge
Posted January 6, 2014, by Jack Schmidt (jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net)

Picture taken 7-7-13 My GPS N45 32.423 W111 14.072

This is a popular swimming hole on W Williams Rd

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