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Converse Ranch Bridge

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Converse Ranch Bridge

View from the southeast

Photo taken by David Jones in September 2019

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BH Photo #456381

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt pony truss bridge over Elk Creek on Private Dry
Location
Lewis and Clark County, Montana
Status
Open to traffic
Design
4-panel, pinned Pratt pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.45119, -112.43424   (decimal degrees)
47°27'04" N, 112°26'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/391883/5256301 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Augusta
Inventory number
BH 72171 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Lewis and Clark County, Montana (34)
Montana (720)
Open (38,201)
Pony truss (15,690)
Pratt pony truss (3,473)
Pratt truss (8,729)
Truss (31,212)

Update Log 

  • September 19, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Changed from a through to a pony truss.
  • September 19, 2019: New photos from David Jones
  • May 13, 2016: Added by J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • David Jones - david2jpix [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Converse Ranch Bridge
Posted September 19, 2019, by David Jones (david2jpix [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This is obviously not a through truss bridge. The lady who lives here told me that this bridge was moved to this location in 1978 or 1979. She wasn’t quite sure. She did not say what was used here to cross the creek before that. She also said that the original location of this bridge was a few miles farther to the west where it was used to cross Elk Creek in Swallow Canyon. This was on the "Old Elk Creek Road" that is now closed off to any through traffic.