North Dakota April 23, 2017
Cross These 8 Bridges In North Dakota Just Because They’re So Awesome
There is a surprising number of bridges in North Dakota. The state has many rivers criss-crossing their way over the land and creating a need for them, after all. Many towns, especially big cities, are located right on rivers. There are some pretty awesome bridges that have been created as a result, and here are eight of them:
1. The Northern Pacific Railroad Bridge in Bismarck, North Dakota is always a beautiful sight and a favorite of photographers. You can take a trip down the Missouri River on a riverboat under this bridge!
2. The Four Bears Bridge in New Town, North Dakota is the second largest bridge in the state. This bridge is one you can drive across and see the stunning views of the river.
3. Many people walk across the Veterans Memorial Bridge in Fargo, North Dakota. There are beautiful statues and monuments along the way to make for a memorable walk.
4. Valley City is the perfect place to go for awesome bridges. It's the "City of Bridges," after all! Here is one of them:
5. And another Valley City bridge, the City Park Bridge. You can take a tour of all eleven bridges in the town.
6. The Hi-Line Bridge is one of Valley City's and North Dakota's most famous and important bridges. It is the longest bridge in North Dakota and at one point the longest raised railroad bridge in the world. During wartime, it was guarded 24/7. It is still in use today.
7. This gorgeous bridge looks perfect with fall colors.
8. The Fairview Lift Bridge is the only lift bridge built in North Dakota. It was never used and likely never will be.
The bridge has a walking path over it that leads to the Cartwright Tunnel, another "only one" in North Dakota - that is, the only railroad tunnel in the state. It, too, was never used, but you can walk through it today.
The Fairview Lift Bridge and Cartwright Tunnel are one of the most peculiar, fascinating, and at times creepy parts of North Dakota.
If you want the full story on them, click here!