Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Frank Lake Trestle-Eureka Montana Logging

The trestle at Frank Lake was built but not finished by the Brooks Scanlon lumber mill at Eureka. The mill burnt in 1923 and the mill decided there was not enough timber past the trestle to warrant the cost of rebuilding so the Eureka mill was shut down and the trestle never finished.Here is the remains of the trestle 87 years later, the lake is low and the timbers bleached by the sun, I amazed at the condition that it is in. Notice the hand hewn piles that were driven into the lake bed.

The Google Map of this location. The trestle runs fron the northern point to southern point, to the west of the small island.

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  1. I grew up in the Flathead vally and remember as a kid growing up there these timbers from the unfinished trestle, amazed that they have survived, thanks for sharing. bigskyguyofmt@facebook

  2. Hi Bigsky
    I was surprised as well, having left the area 30 years go, I expect to find anything left. I wonder how the trout fishing is? It used to be great back in the 60's and 70's
    Thanks for visiting