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BNSF - Memorial Park Bridge

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Memorial Park Rail Bridge

East Approach Pier

Photo taken by John Marvig in July 2015

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BH Photo #334934

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Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Red River of the North on BNSF Railway
Location
Fargo, Clay County, Minnesota, and Cass County, North Dakota
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1913 for Great Northern Railroad
Builder
- Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
- Great Northern Railway (GN)
Design
From Minnesota to North Dakota:
5 Deck Plate Girders
2-80' Through Plate Girders
10 Deck Plate Girders
9 Concrete Slabs
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 1,041.0 ft.
Also called
BNSF - Red River of the North Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.87904, -96.77569   (decimal degrees)
46°52'45" N, 96°46'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/669482/5194124 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fargo North
Inventory number
BH 56069 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 13, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
  • April 20, 2013: Added by John Marvig

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