bridge washout on the Helena Light & Railway streetcar
line crossing Ten Mile Creek near the Broadwater Hotel,.
This occured during the historic June 1908 floods, which
wreaked havoc across the state.
.This streetcar line, which ran north from the hotel
to Fort Harrison, was constructed in 1904, and was removed
sometime between 1921 and 1927. It was in sporadic use
much of that time, depending upon the army stationing
men at the fort.
line ran north, along what is now Spring Street, then
turned west to the fort, where the tracks made a small
loop for the return trip.
of concrete footings for the bridge could still be
seen when your host was growing up in that neighborhood
in the 1950s-60s, but all other signs that there had
ever been a bridge, or a streetcar line, were long