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Van Buren Street Footbridge


Photo of the Van Buren Street Footbridge


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Bridge over Clark Fork River on Van Buren Street (Old Van Buren Street Pedestrian Walkway)
Missoula, Missoula County, Montana
Open to pedestrians
Built 1892 on Higgins Ave, moved to Van Buren Street in 1908, converted to pedestrian use in 1975, and rehabilitated in 2004.
- O.E. Peppard of Missoula, Montana
Pratt through truss with inclined upper chord
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.86697, -113.98367   (decimal degrees)
46°52'01" N, 113°59'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/272608/5194703 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Southeast Missoula
Inventory number
BH 46113 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 5, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • September 26, 2016: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added builder per Montana's Highway Bridges book.
  • September 23, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • September 23, 2016: New photos from David Jones
  • February 23, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • September 27, 2011: New photos from Benjamin Cole
  • September 11, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • September 10, 2010: Added by James McCray


  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Benjamin Cole - mountainjam99 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Dana and Kay Klein
  • David Jones - david2jpix [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • Richard Doody


Van Buren Street Footbridge
Posted October 6, 2019, by Werner Henning (heikowhenning [at] aol [dot] com)

Sounds awesome, at least in the Winter of 1989, have the EPS samples still on file.

Van Buren Street Footbridge
Posted September 23, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Oh my... I would say simple... And anything but simple!

Van Buren Street Footbridge
Posted September 23, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This is an incredible bridge! Now is it simple or continuous...?