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Red River of The North Bridge

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Parker through truss bridge over Red River of The North on CR 1
Location
Polk County, Minnesota, and Traill County, North Dakota
Status
Closed
Future prospects
Polk County wants to replace it, but Traill County as of 2018 was refusing to fund their share.
History
Built 1939
Design
Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 176.8 ft.
Total length: 361.9 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.2 ft.
Also called
Nielsville Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.52710, -96.87122   (decimal degrees)
47°31'38" N, 96°52'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/660240/5265937 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Climax
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
230
Inventory numbers
MN 5767 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 20546 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 46.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • November 24, 2021: Updated by Paul Plassman: Updated status to closed per NBI and noted plans for replacement
  • July 30, 2010: New Street View added by Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Paul Plassman

Comments 

Red River of The North Bridge
Posted November 24, 2021, by Paul Plassman

Nice piece about bridge with lots of photos: https://ghostsofnorthdakota.com/2016/07/13/will-become-histo...

It looks like there's plans to replace it, but it also doesn't look like it's going anywhere immediately as this was back in 2018: https://www.thepetitionsite.com/310/945/702/replace-the-niel...