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BAP - Silver Bow Creek Bridge

Photo 

Reprint of a staged advertising shot from GE.

GE built both the boxcab locomotives and the electrical lines seen in this staged scene.

Photo provided by the Butte-Silver Bow Public Library

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

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BH Photo #316207

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bidge over Silver Bow Creek & Montana Western Railway Company on Butte, Anaconda & Pacific Railway
Location
Silver Bow County, Montana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1897
Railroads
- Butte, Anaconda & Pacific Railway (BAP)
- Montana Western Railway (MWRR)
- Northern Pacific Railroad (NP)
- Rarus Railway (RARW)
Design
Pratt pony truss
Also called
BAP/MWRR Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.01029, -112.74936   (decimal degrees)
46°00'37" N, 112°44'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/364568/5096678 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 66012 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 24, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added build date from MT Historic Bridges book
  • February 16, 2015: New photo from Luke
  • February 14, 2015: Added by Luke

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