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Buckingham Coulee Bridge

Photos 

View Of Bridge From Outside Ruins Of Henry Buckingham House; View To Northwest

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #313771

Map 

Description 

The Buckingham Coulee Bridge is one of the few remaining mostly intact examples of a treated timber stringer bridge in Montana that has not been significantly altered or had maintenance activities done to it that have compromised its structural integrity. The bridge is associated with the agricultural development of the Myers area of Treasure County. It provided direct access to Northern Pacific Railway station at Myers from U.S. Highway 10. It is also an excellent example of the type of treated timber stringer bridge constructed by the Montana Department of Transportation during the New Deal Years of the 1930s.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Timber stringer bridge over Buckingham Coulee on State Highway 311
Location
Treasure County, Montana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1936
Design
Timber stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 19.0 ft.
Total length: 21.0 ft.
Deck width: 26.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.28190, -107.25019   (decimal degrees)
46°16'55" N, 107°15'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/326651/5127829 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Myers
Inventory number
BH 65498 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/2016)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 68.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
270

Update Log 

  • January 15, 2015: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER MT-107 - Buckingham Coulee Bridge, Spanning Buckingham Coulee at State Secondary Highway 311, Hysham, Treasure County, MT