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BNSF - Midvale Creek Bridge

Photo 

BNSF - Midvale Creek Bridge

looking northwest

Photo taken by Dan Mackey in 2017

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BH Photo #464661

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Additional girder lines added 1953

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Midvale Creek & Trestle Trail on BNSF Hi-Line Subdivision
Location
Glacier County, Montana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1906; Reinforced and Extended 1953
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
- Great Northern Railway (GN)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 48.0 ft.
Total length: 380.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+48.43932, -113.21975   (decimal degrees)
48°26'22" N, 113°13'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/335832/5367511 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
East Glacier Park
Inventory number
BH 63786 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 9, 2021: Updated by John Marvig: added rehabilitation/strengthening date
  • January 9, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • October 23, 2014: New Street View added by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • Ian Martin
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

BNSF - Midvale Creek Bridge
Posted May 2, 2021, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

While we know this bridge was built in 1906, the bridge appears to be heavily modified (third girder line, additional bents, etc). The girder in the photo added to this page also seems to show a Lassig plaque, indicating a pre-1900 bridge. I think it is highly likely that there are pieces of this bridge that were brought in to strengthen the structure.