10th Street Historic Bridge
Many thanks to classmates Cheryl Reichert and Channing Hartelius, who are sponsoring respectively, the bridge lightings on Friday and Saturday nights, August 15-16. Both evenings are in honor of the GFHS Class of 1964.
Completed in 1920, the Tenth Street Bridge was Paris Gibson’s last gift to Great Falls. Designed by local architect George Shanley, the Bridge conveyed workers to the Smelter by electric trolley car and by motor vehicles. It is the last remaining cast-in-place concrete arch bridge in the great plains states. A local all-volunteer nonprofit organization, Preservation Cascade Inc., has assumed the responsibility of adapting this “monument above the water" for future use as a pedestrian linear parkway that links the north and south segments of River’s Edge Trail. To learn more or to help, please call (406)452-5492 or visit www.montanas-archbridge.org.