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Wolf Point Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #119385

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Preserved three-span through truss bridge over the Missouri River on MT 13
Location
Roosevelt County, Montana, and McCone County, Montana
Status
Bridge is preserved and scheduled to be used as a pedestrian bridge
History
Built 1930; bypassed by new bridge in 1998
Builder
- Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co. of Leavenworth, Kansas
Design
Of the three main truss spans, only the southernmost (main river channel) span should be considered a Pennsylvania through truss. The remaining truss spans are both very large Parker through trusses with horizontal stabilizing members added to them, most likely because of their very large size and length. These horizontal members make it very easy to mistake these truss spans for Pennsylvania trusses, but closer observation shows a lack of the subdivided panel members required to classify these trusses as Pennsylvania trusses.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 400.0 ft.
Total length: 1,074.2 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Also called
Lewis and Clark Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+48.06673, -105.53444   (decimal degrees)
48°04'00" N, 105°32'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/460184/5323854 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Macon
Inventory number
BH 37030 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/1991)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 34.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1991)
970

Update Log 

  • August 11, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Riveted"
  • July 11, 2017: New photos from David Jones
  • April 20, 2010: New Street View added by J.P.
  • February 18, 2010: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Updated span truss types
  • February 17, 2010: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Updated GPS coordinates and county location
  • August 2, 2008: Updated by James McCray: updated status description
  • August 2, 2008: Added by James Baughn

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