FUNDRAISING CONTINUES FOR HISTORIC BRIDGE RENOVATION

The 10th Street Bridge, a 78-year-old, open-spandrel, arched structure over the Missouri River in Great Falls, Montana, is the state's oldest bridge and became a candidate for replacement in 1971. It was slated for demolition in 1994, when preservationists challenged the decision to dismantle the landmark. Although the $400,000 already allotted for demolition was available for restoration, bridge advocates still needed at least $300,000 in additional funds. Thus far, a committee to save the bridge has raised $50,000. The bridge is no longer in danger, but the fundraising initiative will not taper off. The bridge's design features eight double-ribbed arches supported by concrete piers, each section with eight balusters. Although civil engineers have noted that the bridge's concrete foundations and arches are still strong, the balusters, spandrels, walkways, and deck are all in need of repair. The restored 10th Street Bridge will coexist with the recently completed Eagle Falls Memorial Bridge.

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    Civil Engineering News, Incorporated

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    Kennesaw, GA  United States  30144
  • Publication Date: 1999-3

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  • English

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 26
  • Serial:
    • Civil Engineering News
    • Volume: 11
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Civil Engineering News, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 1051-9629

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  • Accession Number: 00762891
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1999 12:00AM