Across the Bridge” brought Montanans out in force: homemakers,
farmers, doctors, seniors and students, we all joined hands in
solid support of resurrecting a 1920 architectural masterpiece:
the Historic Tenth Street Pedestrian Bridge in Great Falls, Montana.
grassroots donations, grants and awards, we have raised over $1 million…so far. We’re proud of our hard work, but here in the
center of Big Sky Country, we don’t have a big population, and we,
the members of Preservation Cascade, are looking for a helping
hand to span the final arches of the longest remaining bridge of
its kind in the Great Plains states.
become a bridge builder?
A lot of water has flowed under
our precious Bridge since it was saved from demolition. We’ve
listed the Bridge on the National Register of Historic Places, and a grant
from the prestigious
Program enabled us to employ
talented local artisans to create a model arch at the north end
(see above photo).
Unsightly abandoned utility lines have been removed. A tunnel has
been burrowed through the bulkhead in order to integrate the Bridge with Great Falls’
flagship River's Edge Trail.
spectacular series of blue lights will illuminate the graceful
arches of this "monument above the Missouri River".
Tenth Street Bridge preservation project has received honors from
the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the National
Geographic Society, the State of Montana, the Cascade County
Historical Society, the Society of Industrial Archeology and the
Montana Contractors Association.
is undergoing a renaissance of historic preservation. We’re
recognizing our unique architectural treasures and working to
preserve and adaptively reuse them. Once restored as a linear
urban parkway, our Bridge will serve as a crown jewel in the
city’s renewal efforts. For further details, visit the links
within this site.
extend your hand by offering a generous tax-deductible donation to
complete restoration of the Bridge. Your help will be appreciated
The Board of Preservation Cascade, Inc.