Rating:
3 votes

Four Bears Bridge

Photos 

View at sunset

Photo taken August 1999 by Jason Smith

BH Photo #108033

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Lost cantilevered through and deck truss bridge over Lake Sakakawea (Missouri River) on ND 23 near New Town
Location
Mountrail County, North Dakota, and McKenzie County, North Dakota
Status
Replaced by modern concrete deck girder bridge
History
Built 1954; replaced 2005
Design
Cantilevered through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 475.1 ft.
Total length: 4,483.2 ft. (0.8 mi.)
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.98167, -102.55667   (decimal degrees)
47°58'54" N, 102°33'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/682320/5317151 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sanish
Inventory numbers
ND 23-046-203 (North Dakota bridge number)
BH 23537 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 26, 2014: New Street View added by Dave King
  • November 28, 2005: Posted photos from Jason Smith

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Four Bears Bridge
Posted November 26, 2008, by Ian Anderson (macsignals [at] gmail [dot] com)

A steel cantilever bridge replaced with a concrete segmental box-girder, which are built using cantilevers. Technology may live on but material choices don't!

Four Bears Bridge
Posted December 11, 2007, by wadizlle (wade [at] aol [dot] com)

hi

Four Bears Bridge
Posted September 28, 2007, by Blaine E (berikson [at] bis [dot] midco [dot] net)

Old and new

Four Bears Bridge
Posted September 27, 2007, by Blaine E. (berikson [at] bis [dot] midco [dot] net)

The ols girl is gone. I'll miss her.