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Tenth Street Bridge



Photo taken 2005 by James McCray

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Eight-span open-spandrel arch bridge over the Missouri River on 10th Street in Great Falls
Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1921 by Porter Brothers Co. of Spokane, WA
- Porter Brothers Co. of Spokane, Washington
- Great Falls Street Railway
- Streetcar
Open-spandrel arch
Length of largest span: 141.2 ft.
Total length: 1,130.0 ft.
Deck width: 29.5 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 25, 1996
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.52219, -111.29044   (decimal degrees)
47°31'20" N, 111°17'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/478134/5263237 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Northwest Great Falls
Inventory numbers
NRHP 96000480 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 23001 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 29, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • April 25, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Concrete balustrade"
  • September 16, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added streetcar info
  • April 19, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • September 27, 2008: New photos from James McCray
  • December 8, 2006: Posted photo from James McCray



Tenth Street Bridge
Posted September 4, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Restoration seems to be progressing well, private effort!!:


Tenth Street Bridge
Posted January 6, 2010, by Andrew Hayes (andrew [dot] hayes [at] bresnan [dot] net)

A restoration group has been trying to raise funds to restore this structure as a pedestrian/bicycle bridge. But as of Jan 2010, only one span has been restored - the bridge is NOT open to pedestrian traffic. Hoped-for stimulus funds were never received. A portion of what funding has been raised was used to install spectacular blue lights.

Tenth Street Bridge
Posted May 22, 2007, by james mccray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I took more pictures of the 10th Street Bridge when I was in Great Falls last week. These pictures are taken from the north side of the bridge and one can see the rehabilition project in progress. The remodeled portion of the bridge is seen in the following photos.

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

Tenth Street Bridge
Posted February 10, 2007, by james mccray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I took two pictures of this bridge in the summer of 2005. My wife, a friend, and I was going to Billings to pick up another friend who was going to be a summer missionary in Canada. We went through Great Falls and stopped at the bridge. The bridge is in the process of being remodeled and it will soon be in operation again! Only, this time it will be a walking bridge. Anyway, the picture of the 10th Street Bridge is taken from the south side of the river. The current remodeled portion of the bridge is on the north side.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.