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Red River Bridge



Parker Through truss bridge over Red River of the North on CR 36
Clay County, Minnesota, and Cass County, North Dakota
Open to traffic
Built 1949; rehabilitated 1992
Parker Through truss
Length of largest span: 200.1 ft.
Total length: 558.4 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.09167, -96.81833   (decimal degrees)
47°05'30" N, 96°49'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/665575/5217660 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
MN 6646 (Minnesota bridge number)
BH 20332 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 64.3 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • December 2, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added information



Red River Bridge
Posted August 13, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Joe... do you have any interaction with the county... do they plan to blast and repaint the bridge? I assume the existing paint is lead containing, is that something you checked?

Red River Bridge
Posted August 13, 2015, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

Yeah, Their all like that until they turn on you and put you in a river. Sneeky! They are not to be trusted! They must be sent to a nice, safe scrap heap before they turn on some one and get visious. None of us are safe till the last one of these dangerious, aging old bridges is imploded!

Red River Bridge
Posted August 13, 2015, by Joe Fishbein (jmf [at] visi [dot] com)

We inspected this bridge August 10 and 11, 2015. Except for surface corrosion due to paint failure in many locations, it is in fairly good condition.