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Iron Bridge

Nachitoch Bluff Crossing on Little Missouri River 6 miles North of Prescott. Bridge built during the 1890s. The Crossing is a historical one. The last steam boat on the River was grounded by low water and burned before 1900. There was a gun battle between cattle rustlers and officers of both Clark and Nevada Counties in the mid-1890s (The sheriff won the battle).

During the early 1900s through the 1950s, this was a favorite picnic spot and swimming hole.

The original U.S. Highway 67, "Broadway of America", used this bridge.

Looking from Nevada County side of the Little Missouri River facing Northwest.

Bridge from bank level looking West from Clark County.

Underneath of bridge looking from Clark County.

Looking from Clark County across bridge toward Nevada County.

February 1996 after bridge was closed.

Built through local contributions raised at a community barbeque around 1900, the bridge made it easier to transport cotton to markets.



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