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MRL - Blackfoot River Bridge

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On the old Anaconda St. bridge (Blackfoot River Bridge), viewing south-westerly, downstream, at the Blackfoot River, towards its confluence with the Clark Fork River, and at the Montana State Hwy. 200, Montana Rail Link, and Interstate 90 / U.S. Rout

Photo taken by Panoramio user Elifino 57

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)

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BH Photo #348790

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Description 

Information from NPRHA.org Online Collection

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Blackfoot River on Montana Rail Link
Location
Milltown, Missoula County, Montana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1908
Railroads
- Montana Rail Link (MRL)
- Northern Pacific Railroad (NP)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 165.0 ft.
Total length: 322.0 ft.
Deck width: 25.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.87230, -113.88559   (decimal degrees)
46°52'20" N, 113°53'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/280105/5195016 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Southeast Missoula
Elevation
3286 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 51879 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 8, 2020: Updated by John Marvig: Added information from NP bridge records
  • February 10, 2016: Photo imported by Dave King
  • September 15, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Montana Rail Link"
  • March 25, 2012: Added by Craig Philpott

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