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Schilling Bridge

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View from south

Photo taken by J Lance on July 17, 2009

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BH Photo #143286

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Mouse River on 181st Street SE, 2 mi. east of Sawyer in Sawyer Township
Location
Ward County, North Dakota, and McHenry County, North Dakota
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1940
Builder
- Fargo Bridge & Iron Co.
Design
Pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 128.0 ft.
Total length: 132.9 ft.
Deck width: 17.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+48.08934, -101.01488   (decimal degrees)
48°05'22" N, 101°00'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/349961/5328193 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sawyer
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
25
Inventory numbers
ND 51-156-490 (North Dakota bridge number)
BH 23727 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2015)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 55.3 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • November 17, 2009: Updated by J Lance: Added coordinates
  • July 23, 2009: Updated by J Lance: Added and corrected data on bridge
  • July 13, 2009: Updated by J Lance: Added alternate name

Sources 

  • J Lance - bugo [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Schilling Bridge
Posted June 22, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The river this bridge crosses is more commonly known as the Souris River (it sometimes is called the Mouse River in the U.S.) and is the river that is in the news for its unprecedented flooding. Unfortunately, that might well spell the end for a bridge like this.

By the way, the 1940 date is clearly incorrect, this seems to be a ca 1905 bridge. I wonder if this bridge was relocated in that year.