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Orange Street Bridge, Spanning Clark Fork River at Orange Street, Missoula, Missoula County, MT



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Item Title
Orange Street Bridge, Spanning Clark Fork River at Orange Street, Missoula, Missoula County, MT

Location
Spanning Clark Fork River at Orange Street, Missoula, MT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MT-99
Significance: The bridge is one of only 14 steel deck truss bridges designed and constructed by the Montana Department of Transportation between 1920-1952. It comprised a standard design developed by the department after 1932. There were only 15 bridges displaying this aesthetically distinctive design in Montana. The bridge history as a 1930s New Deal "make work" project is also well documented and included a labor strike by the local unions to protest the low wages stipulated by the Federal government's Emergency Relief Act of 1935. The bridge is also the only remaining structure in Montana constructed by the Portland Bridge Company of Portland, Oregon.

Subjects
Steel Truss Bridges
Vehicular Bridges


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. OVERVIEW. VIEW TO NORTHWEST
2. EAST SIDE. VIEW TO NORTH-NORTHWEST
3. WEST SIDE. VIEW TO SOUTH-SOUTHEAST
4. EAST SIDE. VIEW TO NORTH-NORTHWEST
5. 3/4 VIEW OF EAST SIDE. VIEW TO NORTH-NORTHEAST
6. 3/4 VIEW OF WEST SIDE. VIEW TO EAST
7. 3/4 VIEW OF WEST SIDE. VIEW TO WEST-SOUTHWEST
8. 3/4 VIEW OF EAST SIDE. VIEW TO SOUTHWEST
9. BRIDGE SUPERSTRUCTURE. VIEW TO EAST-NORTHEAST
10. SOUTH PORTAL. VIEW TO EAST-NORTHEAST
11. NORTH PORTAL. VIEW TO SOUTHWEST
12. SPAN NO. 1. VIEW TO NORTH-NORTHWEST
13. SPAN NO. 2. VIEW TO SOUTH-SOUTHEAST
14. DETAIL OF SUPERSTRUCTURE. VIEW TOO NORTH.
15. BRIDGE SUPERSTRUCTURE. VIEW TO EAST-NORTHEAST


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