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Missouri River Bridge, Spanning Missouri River at Bridge Street, Craig, Lewis and Clark County, MT

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Significance: The Missouri River Bridge at Craig was the second vehicular bridge constructed across the Missouri River in Montana. It provided access to the Montana Central Railroad station at Craig for the farmers and ranchers living on the east side of the river. It also facilitated the integration of this section of Meagher and Cascade counties into Lewis and Clark County by providing access to the road from Craig to Helena, the closest county seat. The bridge is an excellent example of a pin-connected Pratt through truss of the type built in large numbers throughout Montana between 1887 and 1915. All of its structural components are intact and the bridge retains excellent integrity and association with transportation in the upper Missouri Valley.
Survey number: HAER MT-112
Building/structure dates: 1902-1904 Initial Construction

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1969 - 1980
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Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Wegman-French, Lysa, transmitter
Hager, Kristi, photographer
Axline, Jon, historian
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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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