Near Wolf Point in Roosevelt County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
Lewis and Clark Bridge and Interpretive Site
This location has long been an important river crossing. Buffalo herds used it for centuries. The Assiniboine named it "Crow Ford" because the Crow used it during their raiding campaign. Ferries operated at this location from 1895-1920. Winter was especially dangerous because the ice was the only way to cross until the bridge was built.
Crossing Over Time
Officially dedicated in 1930 and popularly known as the Lewis and Clark Bridge and the Wolf Point Bridge, this structure was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997. It represents the last example of a rivieted Pennsylania through truss bridge in Montana.
Continue your journey on the north side of the Missouri. Visit Lewis and Clark Park.
Location. 48° 3.87′ N, 105° 32.031′ W. Marker is near Wolf Point, Montana, in Roosevelt County. Marker is at the intersection of DeWitt Road and State Highway 13, on the right when traveling north on DeWitt Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Wolf Point Bridge (here, next to this marker); Wolf Point (approx. 5½ miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 26, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.