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Natural Pier Bridge

Photos 

Natural Pier Bridge

Photo taken by Jack Schmidt in July 2013

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BH Photo #275690

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Clark Fork on CR 089
Location
Mineral County, Montana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1916; rehabilitated 1999
Builder
- Lord Construction Co. of Missoula, Montana
Design
Polygonal Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 174.9 ft.
Total length: 371.1 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 11.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.01361, -114.50778   (decimal degrees)
47°00'49" N, 114°30'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/689420/5209691 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Stark South
Inventory number
BH 23101 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 26.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2003)
100

Update Log 

  • October 15, 2016: New photos from David Jones
  • June 3, 2016: Updated by Luke: Common name + builder from informational plaque
  • February 23, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt

Sources 

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

Comments 

Clark Fork Bridge
Posted April 6, 2009, by Don

Very cool bridge, thanks for the pictures!

Clark Fork Bridge
Posted April 4, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Van

Nice pictures! Will look forward to seeing more.

Clark Fork Bridge
Posted April 4, 2009, by Van Hildreth (vanh-1 [at] excite [dot] com)

Hello - let me know if these work. As the sign indicates this bridge is known as the "natural pier bridge" for obvious reason as seen in photos.

I have a few more bridges to send your way today. And will be sending more in the future. Also, let me know if you like detail photos or just the whole bridge.

Thanks

Van