3 votes

Long X Bridge


South end of the bridge

I was escorting an oversize load across this bridge. this is the south end.

Photo taken by Jolly Goodfellow in December 2012


BH Photo #245413


Street View 


Through truss bridge over Little Missouri River on US 85/ ND 200, 16 mi. south of ND 23
McKenzie County, North Dakota
Open to traffic
Built 1959
Cantilevered Warren through truss with alternating verticals
Length of largest span: 325.1 ft.
Total length: 969.2 ft.
Deck width: 29.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.1 ft.
Also called
Little Missouri River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.59103, -103.25303   (decimal degrees)
47°35'28" N, 103°15'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/631340/5272324 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Long X Divide
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
ND 85-126-562 (North Dakota bridge number)
BH 23504 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 72.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 25, 2016: Updated by Andy Peters: changes name to Long X Bridge; adds article about consideration of replacement
  • December 4, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • October 11, 2013: New Street View added by Dave King
  • December 28, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Truss type
  • December 28, 2012: New photos from Jolly Goodfellow


  • Jolly Goodfellow
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Andy Peters - anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Jamestown Sum - Long X Bridge may be replaced


Long X Bridge
Posted April 7, 2018, by Luke
Little Missouri River Bridge
Posted May 5, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

I think this guy is related to the one who took out the freshly restored covered bridge in PA. As I've known some very intelligent people that drove trucks, I'm fighting the strong urge to generalize.

Little Missouri River Bridge damage video
Posted May 5, 2014, by Craig Philpott (Cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)
Little Missouri River Bridge
Posted October 5, 2007, by Blaine E. (berikson [at] bis [dot] midco [dot] net)

Going on 50 and still in good shape.