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Fort Benton Bridge, Fort Benton

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Bridge · Tourist Spot
Fort Benton Bridge spans the Missouri River at the town of Fort Benton, Montana. It was built in 1888. It has also been known as Old Bridge and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
It has five pin-connected truss spans. The three center spans are Baltimore through trusses each 175 feet (53 m) long. The longer span on the Fort Benton bank is a 225 feet (69 m)-long Camelback through truss bridge built after a 1908 flood destroyed a cantilevered swing span and its central pier. The shortest span is a Pratt through truss Pratt truss which is 75 feet (23 m) long, on the far side from Fort Benton.
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  • Old bridge retired to pedestrian use, access from down town Ft Benton. The park at the head of the bridge is lovely river-front, both perfect for a walk and stretch.  more »
  • If you like old bridges . . . . Also enough signs and placards to tell the bridge's story. Great views up and down the Missouri River. Walk across and back -- there is no public exit at the far...  more »
  • It is all made in wood for people to walk on. There is also a metal contraption that keeps the bridge perfectly. I like the Missouri river. On the other side there are a lot of trees. This bridge....  more »

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