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FB&CT Trail - Fairview Lift Bridge

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Overview
Parker through truss bridge over Yellowstone River on Trail
Location
McKenzie County, North Dakota
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1913 for Great Northern RR; was only lifted once, upon completion in 1913; carried both rail and vehicular traffic between 1926 & 1956; rail traffic ceased in 1986; listed on National Register of Historic Places in 1997.
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- Gerrick & Gerrick Co. of Seattle, Washington.
Railroads
- Great Northern Railway (GN)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Four main spans, all Parker through truss, one movable, & 4 deck girder approach spans.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 271.0 ft.
Total length: 1,320.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 14, 1997
Also called
Great Northern Railway Bridge 3.2
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.85874, -103.96699   (decimal degrees)
47°51'31" N, 103°58'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/577267/5301116 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cartwright
Inventory numbers
NRHP 97000239 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 48435 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 26, 2017: Updated by Jim Allen: added alternate name, corrected other location (MT)
  • June 14, 2017: New photos from Tom Phelan
  • October 25, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • June 3, 2016: New Street View added by J.P.
  • January 30, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added photographs
  • March 20, 2011: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Corrected bridge type: This is actually a Parker through truss.
  • March 20, 2011: New Street View added by Kim Harvey
  • March 18, 2011: Added by Frank Hicks

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Fairview Lift Bridge
Posted March 18, 2011, by K. A. Erickson

Gerrick & Gerrick did work on the lost 15th Street Bridge in Tacoma mid 1910s. Converted it to both railroad and vehicular traffic on a swing span.

http://earthseaimagery.com/tacoma-hist.html

Bottom image.

They appear to have done the same here on a lift.

http://www.midrivers.com/~fairview/bridges.html

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mwahlsten/3728876197/

Image I found of.