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Milwaukee Road Railroad Overpass, Spanning Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul, & Pacific Railroad Grade (Milwaukee Road) at Orange Street, Missoula, Missoula County, MT

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Milwaukee Road Railroad Overpass, Spanning Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul, & Pacific Railroad Grade (Milwaukee Road) at Orange Street, Missoula, Missoula County, MT

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Significance: The overpass is an excellent example of a reinforced concrete T-beam bridge. The design was the most commonly utilized by the Montana Highway Commission for railroad overpasses constructed as part of the Federal government's Works Program Grade Separation program. This overpass is representative of the design and its construction is typical of how the government's New Deal "make work" programs functioned, particularly the National Re-employment Service. This particular project was also the scene of a violent labor strike over wages paid to workers on the project and included considerable animosity between a veteran Montana bridge construction company and an Oregon firm new to the state working on an adjacent project.
Survey number: HAER MT-100

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1969 - 1980
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Historic American Engineering Record, creator
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Library of Congress
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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