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Old Sappington Bridge Span at Rockin' the River

Photos 

View to the Northeast

Photo taken by Martha Carver in September 2014

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BH Photo #308419

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Description 

Bridge just sits on land.

The bridge is located on the grounds of the Rockin’ the Rivers, a 140-acre site that annually hosts a three-day rock festival. Locals call the arena “The Bridge” due to the span from the Sappington Bridge that was relocated to this site. According to a local source, the span was moved here with the intention of using it as a concert stage but that did not happen. It remains on site but not in use.

Facts 

Overview
Polygonal Warren through truss bridge
Location
Jefferson County, Montana
Status
Bridge according to 2000 NBI used to carry US 287 over the Jefferson River until the new bridge replaced it in 2001. Perhaps it was relocated to its current location to be used in the future for some other purpose.
Design
Polygonal Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 175.9 ft.
Total length: 397.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.81680, -111.77568   (decimal degrees)
45°49'00" N, 111°46'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/439739/5073985 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sappington
Inventory number
BH 49698 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 17, 2014: Updated by Martha Carver: Added Photos & Brief Description, Changed Name
  • September 21, 2011: Updated by James McCray: merged 2000 nbi data for the bridge

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Martha Carver - martha_carver [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Comments 

Abandoned Truss Bridge
Posted September 21, 2011, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I found this bridge that just sits on land. Any clues as to its origins?