North Dakota November 20, 2017
Take A Journey Through This One-Of-A-Kind Bridge Park In North Dakota
Discover what makes this particular North Dakota park so fascinating and also so beautiful by taking a day trip out there. After you’ve visited this unique bridge park, you can extend your journey to go through the rest of the amazing historic bridges in the town that is famous for them. They are architectural marvels as well as important parts of history, and you must check them out.
The Chautauqua Park in Valley City, North Dakota is a peaceful and pleasant park with a very unique view.
The park, located at 933 12th St NE, Valley City, ND 58702, is located right along the Sheyenne River. The valley the river has created resulted in the need for a bridge that, at the time, was world record breaking and the only one of its kind. If you're in the mood for a picnic, start your trip at this park and enjoy the sights.
The park has a fantastic view of the absolutely mind blowing Hi-Line Railroad Bridge.
The Hi-Line Railroad Bridge was once the longest raised bridge of its height in the entire world - and it still is in the United States. Not only that, but its incredible importance at shipping freight during wartime required it to be guarded 24/7 by soldiers. It was built in 1908 and has stood strong for over a century. At 3,860 feet long and a height of 162 feet above the river, it is quite a marvel to behold.
But the Chautauqua Park should only be one highlight of this journey, as you can explore the rest of Valley City for more unique and stunning bridges. After all, this is the City of Bridges!
Valley City, North Dakota has 11 historic bridges that have earned it the name the "City of Bridges." There is an official bridge tour you can take to see them all, and each has its own story and history.
From the 106-year-old City Park Bridge...
...To this mesmerizing sight, if you love bridges, you'll love this trip!
this map of the Valley City Historic Bridges Tour to learn more. These bridges aren’t the only man-made wonders in North Dakota. You can discover more enchanting structures by clicking right here!