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BNSF - Park River Bridge (Grafton)

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BNSF Park River Bridge (Grafton)

Looking North

Photo taken by John Marvig in August 2020

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BH Photo #479782

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Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Park River on BNSF Railway
Location
Grafton, Walsh County, North Dakota
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1974 using a relocated 1929 span
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Northern Pacific Railway (NP)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 150.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+48.42536, -97.40579   (decimal degrees)
48°25'31" N, 97°24'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/617938/5364806 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 90280 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 22, 2020: New photos from John Marvig
  • August 15, 2020: Added by John Marvig

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BNSF - Park River Bridge (Grafton)
Posted August 15, 2020, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Some writing on the side of this span suggests it may have come from the Spokane area. Interestingly enough, there were major relocations in that area during the early 1970s.