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GN - Ft. Peck Temporary Bridge

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Ft. Peck Temporary Rail Bridge

1935 view

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BH Photo #504489

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Description 

Appears to have been built for construction of Ft. Peck Dam and subsequently removed.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Missouri River on Great Northern Railway
Location
McCone County, Montana
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1935
Builder
- Massman Construction Co. of Kansas City, Missouri
Railroad
- Great Northern Railway (GN)
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+48.00498, -106.42098   (decimal degrees)
48°00'18" N, 106°25'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/394012/5317830 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 94085 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 25, 2021: Updated by Luke: Corrected builder to pre-existing category
  • August 25, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Luke

Comments 

GN - Ft. Peck Temporary Bridge
Posted August 25, 2021, by John Marvig

If the bridge used this much steel and was removed upon completion of the dam, it is almost certain that the steel spans were used elsewhere on the system after removal. Railroads were not a wasteful bunch, especially not during the 30s and 40s.