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Lothrop Bridge

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Lothrop Bridge

The Missoulian: May 12 1958

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BH Photo #458751

Description 

In 1958 a logging truck brought down the North span. In 1961, a year after being proclaimed "as strong as ever", the South span collapsed without fanfare.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Clark Fork River on Petty Creek Road
Location
Missoula County, Montana
Status
Replaced by new bridge in 1964
History
Built 1908; Collapsed 1958 and 1961; Replaced 1964
Builder
- O.E. Peppard of Missoula, Montana
Design
Pennsylvania through truss (Camelback format)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.99222, -114.44631   (decimal degrees)
46°59'32" N, 114°26'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/694169/5207464 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 87041 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 23, 2020: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • October 23, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type
  • October 23, 2019: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

Sources 

  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com