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MILW - Eagle's Nest Trestle

Photos 

From a MILW advertisement

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

BH Photo #396159

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Sixteenmile Creek on Francis Road (Formerly Milwaukee Road)
Location
Gallatin County, Montana
Status
Open to private traffic only.
History
Built 1908
Railroads
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Montana Railroad
Design
Deck plate girder
Also called
MILW Bridge CC188
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.17980, -111.05696   (decimal degrees)
46°10'47" N, 111°03'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/495604/5114026 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Francis
Inventory number
BH 59543 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 17, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • February 17, 2020: Updated by Luke: Added build date
  • May 21, 2015: Updated by Luke: Noted that the bridge is open to private traffic only.
  • February 4, 2014: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke
  • SmugMug - Image
  • Flickr - Johannes Smit photo from Aug 1979
  • Geoff Hubbs

Comments 

MILW - Eagles Nest Trestle
Posted May 23, 2015, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The right of way is now owned by:

Climbing Arrow Ranch

2525 FAIRWAY DR

BOZEMAN, MT 59715-5862

I think one would honor their wishes and contact them before entering their land.

MILW - Eagles Nest Trestle
Posted May 21, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Of course you will have to wait three days for the nearest police officer to complete the drive to this bridge...

MILW - Eagles Nest Trestle
Posted May 21, 2015, by James Baughn (webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com)

I received this message:

"Your website has incorrect information. The Eagle's Nest Trestle is located on PRIVATE PROPERTY, it is not open to public traffic. Please correct this as we do prosecute."