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Liberty Memorial Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

BH Photo #114197

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Lost three-span through truss bridge over Missouri River on I-94 Business Loop in Bismarck
Location
Bismarck, Burleigh County, North Dakota, and Morton County, North Dakota
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1922; rehabilitated 1991; Demolished 2008
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- Claude Allen Porter Turner of Lincoln, Rhode Island
- Foundation Co. of New York
Design
Warren-Turner through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 479.0 ft.
Total length: 2,550.0 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Deck width: 26.6 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 18.7 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 11, 1997
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.80802, -100.81894   (decimal degrees)
46°48'29" N, 100°49'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/361221/5185436 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bismarck
Inventory numbers
NRHP 97000172 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
ND 94-920-914 (North Dakota bridge number)
BH 23409 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2008)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 51.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
14,700

Update Log 

  • March 17, 2017: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • November 14, 2016: New photo from Dave King
  • October 7, 2008: Updated by David Backlin: Bridge demolished 10-06-2008
  • May 12, 2008: New photos from Historic American Engineering Record

Sources 

Comments 

Liberty Memorial Bridge
Posted August 20, 2008, by Ian A. (iang2 [at] comcast [dot] net)

I've been browsing this site and just found this page. I looked at the link posted below, and apparently the bridge is now closed, to allow construction of the new one to continue. Here's the site again:

http://www.memorialbridge.info/

Liberty Memorial Bridge
Posted May 2, 2008, by Mike (vshooter [at] hotmail [dot] com)

More on this bridge and the construction of the replacement bridge can be found on the website memorialbridge.info

Missouri River Bridge
Posted October 5, 2007, by Blaine E. (berikson [at] bis [dot] midco [dot] net)

Looking North. 2003

Missouri River Bridge
Posted September 28, 2007, by Anonymous

Building a new bridge on the south side.

View looking west.