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BAP - East 2nd Street Overpass

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Photo taken by John Russell

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

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BH Photo #316113

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Facts 

Overview
Triple-intersection lattice through truss bridge over East 2nd Street on Montana Western Railway Company
Location
Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1901 across the Red Rock River ; Relocated here 1963
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
- Butte, Anaconda & Pacific Railway (BAP)
- Montana Western Railway (MWRR)
- Northern Pacific Railroad (NP)
Design
Triple-intersection lattice through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.00355, -112.51415   (decimal degrees)
46°00'13" N, 112°30'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/382763/5095556 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Butte North
Inventory number
BH 66011 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 26, 2020: Updated by Luke: Added info
  • October 18, 2019: New photo from Leslie R Trick
  • July 19, 2016: New photos from David Jones
  • February 16, 2015: Updated by Nathan Holth: Corrected to Triple Intersection.
  • February 14, 2015: New Street View added by Luke

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Trainboard - Image
  • Nathan Holth
  • David Jones - david2jpix [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Leslie R Trick - Leslie [dot] Trick [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

MWRR - East 2nd Street Overpass
Posted March 26, 2020, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

https://archive.org/stream/historicbridgesi1982quiv#page/n21...

The above link gives an original location for this truss bridge. Based on the other two remaining trusses, it is safe to assume that this one was probably built around 1901. I also believe that several other bridges in this area of Butte were built using secondhand material.

MWRR - East 2nd Street Overpass
Posted February 8, 2020, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This one sure appears to be a reused Union Pacific span. It is a standard design on the UP system:

http://bridgehunter.com/id/shoshone/bh47903/

http://bridgehunter.com/ne/lancaster/up-salt-creek/