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Buckingham Coulee Bridge


View Of Bridge From Outside Ruins Of Henry Buckingham House; View To Northwest

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #313771


The Buckingham Coulee Bridge is one of the few remaining mostly intact examples of a treated timber stringer bridge in Montana that has not been significantly altered or had maintenance activities done to it that have compromised its structural integrity. The bridge is associated with the agricultural development of the Myers area of Treasure County. It provided direct access to Northern Pacific Railway station at Myers from U.S. Highway 10. It is also an excellent example of the type of treated timber stringer bridge constructed by the Montana Department of Transportation during the New Deal Years of the 1930s.

-- Historic American Engineering Record


Timber stringer bridge over Buckingham Coulee on State Highway 311
Treasure County, Montana
Open to traffic
Built 1936
Timber stringer
Length of largest span: 19.0 ft.
Total length: 21.0 ft.
Deck width: 26.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.28190, -107.25019   (decimal degrees)
46°16'55" N, 107°15'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/326651/5127829 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory number
BH 65498 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 71.9 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • January 15, 2015: Added by Dave King


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  • HAER MT-107 - Buckingham Coulee Bridge, Spanning Buckingham Coulee at State Secondary Highway 311, Hysham, Treasure County, MT