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Yellowstone River Bridge


Yellowstone River Bridge

I won $100 for this photo and I didn't even know there was a contest going on were I posted it yesterday on the web!!! Dec, 26, 2012. this is the west end of the bridge.

Photo taken by Jolly Goodfellow in December 2012


BH Photo #245415

Street Views 


This bridge is an unusually configured Warren through truss--Spans 1 and 2 are continuously connected, as are spans 3 and 4, but spans 2 and 3 are simply connected. As a result, while driving across, it appears that the bridge has two very long simple truss spans.


Warren through truss bridge over Yellowstone River on Frontage Road 114 in Fallon
Prairie County, Montana
Open to traffic
Built 1945
- John F. Beasley Co. of Dallas, Texas
- William P. Roscoe Co. of Billings, Montana
Through truss
Length of largest span: 286.1 ft.
Total length: 1,145.1 ft.
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 4, 2010
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.85563, -105.11625   (decimal degrees)
46°51'20" N, 105°06'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/491138/5189128 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2003)
Inventory numbers
NRHP 09001187 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 23149 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 51.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 23, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • December 28, 2012: New photo from Jolly Goodfellow
  • March 10, 2012: New Street View added by Craig Philpott
  • March 22, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added Street View.
  • March 10, 2010: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Updated bridge type

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Yellowstone River Bridge
Posted June 12, 2013, by K. A. Erickson

Edith if you can try to post an image of the picture to the following link I've created. It is an entry for the former US 10 bridge at Fallon.


As for value I have seen on an auction site what I believe is the picture you have by the Ball Bros. It went for $125.

The former bridge was a four span through truss, Camelback style. It was built by the Security Bridge Company which had their offices in Billings after starting up originally in Minnesota. Several of their spans still exist but most have long been replaced. An employee with Security Bridge Company, William P. Roscoe, supervised the construction of the former and his company later built the bridge that replaced. It opened in November 1944.

Yellowstone River Bridge
Posted June 12, 2013, by Edith Wait (ewait [at] csicable [dot] net)

I have an old photograph of the dedication of the Yellowstone Bridge, Fallon, MT...copyrighted 1914 by Ball Bros., Havre, MT. It's dated May 20, 1914. It measures approximately 6.5 x 26.5. Any ideas on it's historical importance? I'm having it preserved and framed. Any information would be helpful. I found the photograph in an old trunk that belonged to my Mother's family...it is now in my possession. My Mother's maiden name was Oakes..her father was Charles Henry Oakes....don't know if this is pertinent, but, may help.


Edith Wait

Yellowstone River Bridge
Posted March 22, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This really is an interesting bridge!