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Johnson Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Jack Schmidt

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BH Photo #272528

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Stillwater River on CR 249 in Absarokee
Location
Absarokee, Stillwater County, Montana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built Between 1878 and 1888; Potentially Relocated or Repaired in 1907.
Builder
- Morse Bridge Co. of Youngstown, Ohio
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 108.9 ft.
Total length: 163.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Stillwater River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.52853, -109.46938   (decimal degrees)
45°31'43" N, 109°28'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/619521/5042805 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Absarokee
Inventory number
BH 23178 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/2016)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 22.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
100

Update Log 

  • June 5, 2016: New photos from David Jones
  • March 30, 2016: Updated by Nathan Holth: Corrected name.
  • January 6, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added builder
  • January 6, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added builder, edited history.

Sources 

  • Nathan Holth
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • David Jones - david2jpix [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Stillwater River Bridge
Posted December 11, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

May be Doomed. Also known as the Johnson Bridge:

http://www.stillwatercountynews.com/news/historic-bridge-rep...

Stillwater River Bridge
Posted January 6, 2014, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Portal bracing indicates the bridge was built by Morse Bridge Company. Therefore, the bridge could not have been built in 1907. It may have been repaired or relocated at that time. I have a detailed discussion of the company here http://www.historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowse...

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

Picture taken 7-3-13 My GPS N45 31.708 W109 28.170

On Johnson road

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