These 6 Montana Bridges Are The Perfect Destinations For A Fall Day Trip
Our beautiful Montana bridges are highly underrated. Some of them tell a part of our story, and all of them are just plain pretty. If you’ve got some time for a nice, relaxing drive before the end of autumn, set your sights on one of these 6 bridges.
1. Natural Pier Bridge, Alberton
Lord Construction Company built a steel truss bridge across the Clark Fork in 1917, and today it sits about a mile northwest of Alberton on the South Frontage Road at the head of the spectacular Alberton Gorge. And when you see it, you'll realize how much it enhances the landscape.
2. The Yellowstone River Bridge, Fallon
The Yellowstone River Bridge is the longest truss bridge built in Montana. It's on the National Register of Historic Places, and it makes for a great photo op.
3. The Fort Benton Bridge to Nowhere
The story of Fort Benton spans every era of Montana history. The "bridge to nowhere" is one of the most photographed parts of the city, and it's easy to see why.
4. Dearborn River High Bridge, Augusta
he Dearborn River High Bridge is the only remaining pin-connected, half-deck truss in the country. It was rare even when it was built in 1897.
5. Historic Bell Bridge, Glendive
The Historic Bell Street Bridge is a pedestrian and bicycle trail over the Yellowstone River, and it has been the sight of many a family photo shoot or leisurely afternoon stroll.
6. Thompson Falls High Bridge
The High Bridge was built in 1911, and it was renovated in 2010 and reopened for pedestrians. Walk across and you'll see stunning view of the dam, fish ladder, and a beautiful vista of the Clark Fork River.
It’s so amazing to live in a state with such well-preserved history. True paleontology buffs should check out our
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