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BNSF - Red River Crossing

Photos 

East approach

Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2009

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BH Photo #146842

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through girder bridge over Red River of The North & 3rd Street on BNSF Railway in Moorhead
Location
Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota, and Clay County, Minnesota
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1924, Approaches replaced 2012
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Northern Pacific Railroad (NP)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 85.0 ft.
Total length: 710.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.87444, -96.77592   (decimal degrees)
46°52'28" N, 96°46'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/669480/5193612 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fargo South
Inventory number
BH 43449 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 25, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • August 13, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
  • August 11, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • October 16, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Through Girder (Main) Spans are still standing
  • September 4, 2013: Updated by Jason Smith: Currently being replaced
  • June 12, 2013: New photos from John Marvig
  • April 20, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added category "Ballasted Deck"
  • August 10, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • March 15, 2012: New photos from John Marvig
  • September 9, 2010: New Street View added by Jacob P. Bernard
  • March 4, 2010: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Updated GPS coordinates
  • October 2, 2009: New photos from Jason Smith
  • October 1, 2009: Added by Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Matt Lohry
  • Jacob P. Bernard
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler
  • Dana and Kay Klein

Comments 

BNSF Red River Crossing
Posted September 4, 2013, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

The bridge here was actually done in four sections. Two Minnesota approaches in 2009 and 2010, then the ND approaches in 2011 and 2013. I doubt the girders are next. They aren't particularly old, and I believe they were strengthened not too long ago.

BNSF Red River Crossing
Posted September 4, 2013, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

This bridge is in the process of being replaced. Last year the Moorhead portion of the trestle was replaced with steel and concrete trestle. The Fargo portion is being replaced this year and the main spans will most likely go after that. More information here: http://www.wday.com/event/article/id/86338/group/News/