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Boulder in Jefferson County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

The Boulder River Bridge

 
 
The Boulder River Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 14, 2021
1. The Boulder River Bridge Marker
Inscription.  The trusses on this structure were salvaged from the "Hubbard" or "Red" Bridge. The original structure was built by the Gillette-Herzog Manufacturing Company in 1899. The company was one of several Minnesota-based bridge construction firms active in Montana fro the late 19th century to the early 1920's. The bridge was one of eight pin-connected Pratt through truss spans built by the company over a ten year period beginning in 1891. It provided access to Boulder from the rich mining and ranching operations located on the west side of the river. The design of this structure represents an accord between local citizens wanting to preserve some aspects of the original bridge, while providing a structure that could accommodate modern traffic needs. The new bridge represents the best of late 19th century and late 20th century technologies.
 
Erected by Montana Department of Transportation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts.
 
Location. 46° 12.665′ N, 112° 5.504′ W. Marker is in
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Boulder, Montana, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Hubbard Lane near State Highway 69. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boulder MT 59632, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boulder Hot Springs (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Boulder Hot Springs (approx. 0.8 miles away); Montana State School (approx. 1.8 miles away); Jefferson County Courthouse (approx. 2.3 miles away); Mining Country (approx. 8.6 miles away); Jib Mill (approx. 9.4 miles away); Freighters (approx. 14 miles away); Elkhorn Mountain Volcanoes (approx. 14 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boulder.
 
The Boulder River Bridge and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 14, 2021
2. The Boulder River Bridge and Marker
The Boulder River Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 14, 2021
3. The Boulder River Bridge
The Boulder River Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 14, 2021
4. The Boulder River Bridge
The Boulder River Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 14, 2021
5. The Boulder River Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 128 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 19, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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