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Drayton Lift Bridge

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Drayton lift bridge, Drayton, N.D.

Biography/History: The first bridge over the Red River at Drayton was a lift bridge. One section of the bridge could be raised to allow steamboats to pass beneath. The steamboat Grand Forks made the last voyage on the Red River, from Grand Forks to Winnipeg, Canada, in 1912.

State Historical Society of North Dakota (0032-PB-08-24)

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BH Photo #280737

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Red River on former Almeron Avenue
Location
Drayton, Pembina County, North Dakota, and Marshall County, Minnesota
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1911; Removed 1955 when new steel bridge was built north of town
Design
Through truss vertical lift
Approximate latitude, longitude
+48.56126, -97.17552   (decimal degrees)
48°33'41" N, 97°10'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/634612/5380291 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Drayton
Inventory number
BH 60466 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 29, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • March 28, 2014: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Community Flyer - Short history of bridges in Drayton (PDF)
  • Douglas Butler