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Tongue River Bridge, Spanning Tongue River, Miles City, Custer County, MT



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Location
Spanning Tongue River, Miles City, MT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MT-16
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N944).
Building/structure dates: 1879 initial construction
Significance: The bridge was erected in 1897 by W.S. Hewett & Co. of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The bridge is the oldest existing steel highway bridge in eastern Montana and its main span is similar to the main spans of the Yellowstone River Bridge at Fort Keogh...

Subjects
Civil Engineering
Bridge Construction
Steel Truss Bridges


Related Names
W.S. Hewett & Company
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Fitzsimons, Greg, Historian
Hager, Kristi, Photographer
Axline, Jon, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW LOOKING SOUTHEAST, GENERAL ELEVATION
2. VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST, 3/4 ELEVATION
3. VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST, SOUTH PORTAL AND APPROACH RAMP
4. VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST, 'BARREL SHOT' SHOWING BRIDGE DECK
5. DETAIL OF MANUFACTURER'S DATE PLAQUE AND PORTAL BRACING
6. VIEW LOOKING SOUTHWEST, 3/4 'BARREL SHOT' SHOWING PORTAL BRACING
7. VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST, 'BARREL SHOT' SHOWING BRIDGE DECK
8. VIEW LOOKING SOUTHEAST, UNDERSIDE OF DECK SHOWING LOWER CHORD AND LATERAL BRACING
9. DETAIL VIEW OF PIN CONNECTION AT SUBDIVIDED PANEL POINT WITH COUNTER
10. DETAIL VIEW OF PIN CONNECTION AT SUBDIVIDED PANEL POINT
11. VIEW LOOKING SOUTHWEST, GENERAL ELEVATION
VIEW LOOKING WEST ON DECK


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