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Twin Bridges Road Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by James McCray

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BH Photo #113468

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Yellowstone River on Frontage Road 115
Location
Stillwater County, Montana
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built 1931
Design
Riveted Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 160.1 ft.
Total length: 569.9 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.2 ft.
Also called
Yellowstone River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.68665, -109.43839   (decimal degrees)
45°41'12" N, 109°26'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/621599/5060419 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Springtime
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
100
Inventory number
BH 23184 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 37.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 27, 2021: Updated by Nathan Holth: Closed to traffic, likely doomed.
  • August 2, 2018: New photos from John Bernhisel
  • March 30, 2008: New photos from James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • John Bernhisel - Johnmbernhisel [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth

Comments 

Twin Bridges Road Bridge
Posted January 27, 2021, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I have been to this bridge. This bridge is at the butt end of a dead end road. At the eastern end of the bridge is a gated private ranch property for one household. That being said, it would be a huge waste of state or whatever tax payer money to demolish and build a new bridge just for one household at the end of a dead end road. Perhaps shore up the support column. Heck, maybe turn over ownership of the bridge to the rancher. Why would the state want to spend money maintaining or rebuilding a bridge that has no other traffic except the one person or family living at the other end? Just throwing out questions here.

Twin Bridges Road Bridge
Posted January 27, 2021, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com )

Maybe Montana can save the trusses like they did with an identical type bridge.

See: http://bridgehunter.com/mt/lewis-and-clark/craig/

Then again, maybe not and its wishful thinking on my part.

Twin Bridges Road Bridge
Posted January 27, 2021, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com )

Maybe Montana can save the trusses like they did with an identical type bridge.

See: http://bridgehunter.com/mt/lewis-and-clark/craig/

Then again, maybe not and its wishful thinking on my part.

Twin Bridges Road Bridge
Posted January 27, 2021, by Luke

Gee, wonder if preventative maintenance would've solved those substructure problems before they got that bad.

Twin Bridges Road Bridge
Posted January 27, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This bridge doesn't look to have a bright future.

https://billingsgazette.com/news/local/photos-crumbling-brid...

Yellowstone River Bridge
Posted December 25, 2015, by Dave (potiukd [at] gmail [dot] com)

Is this bridge on an old alignment of US 10?

Yellowstone River Bridge
Posted January 6, 2014, by Jack Schmidt (jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net)

Here are some additional photos of these two bridges taken 7-3-14 on twin bridges road. GPS on vehicular bridge N45 41.193 W109 26.301 / GPS on railroad bridge N45 41.209 W109 26.329

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.