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Red Trail Bridge

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Bridge over Little Missouri River, on U.S. Highway Number 10. Medora, North Dakota

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BH Photo #280086

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Description 

Biography/History When the Red Trail, later known as Highway 10, was extended from Mandan to Medora, the Little Missouri River did not have a crossing. Motorists either forded the river or waited for a railroad crew to carry their auto across on a flatcar. Funds for a bridge were raised from communities along the route; donations ranged from $800 to $1,700. It was known locally as "The Bridge That Boost Built." At its dedication a crowd gathered to hear North Dakota poet James W. Foley, Jr. read an original composition entitled "The Building of the Bridge."

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Little Missouri River on Old Highway 10
Location
Medora, Billings County, North Dakota
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Replaced
Design
Through truss
Also called
The Bridge That Boost Built
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.91658, -103.53210   (decimal degrees)
46°54'60" N, 103°31'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/611770/5196940 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Medora
Inventory number
BH 60351 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 22, 2014: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com