Rail bridge in Montana could collapse in the coming days

Written by Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief
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A portion of the Northern Pacific Railway Bridge is seen in the Yellowstone River.
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The historic Northern Pacific Railway Bridge in Park County, Mont., is teetering on the edge of complete destruction.

Massive flooding in the area has the rail bridge, which spans the Yellowstone River, in a danger zone. The structure is “dangerously close” to falling in the river, according to the Montana Department of Transportation.

Video shows a portion of the bridge already in the river, which is closed from the Mayor’s Landing Fishing Access Site to the Sheep Mountain Fishing Access Site. That’s about an 8-mile stretch. The rail bridge runs adjacent to Rte. 89.

Rain is not in the forecast in the area over the next several days.

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