The Bridge To Nowhere In The Middle Of The North Dakota Prairie Will Capture Your Imagination
By Tori Jane|Published April 04, 2022
Tori Jane is a storm chaser, writer, photographer, and the village idiot - in that order. When she's not out and about dancing with the meanest storms on planet Earth for funsies she can be found wandering, shooting landscapes, writing, editing photos, and otherwise up to no good. Legend has it that she can also be occasionally spotted typing up short bios in the third person, but those rumors are unsubstantiated.
If there’s something we find strangely intriguing here at Only In Your State, it’s bridges. We’re not even sure what it is about them that’s so captivating; they simply are. There’s something about them that really ignites the imagination and beckons curious onlookers to come closer – especially when it’s a bridge that doesn’t actually go anywhere. Enter the “Lost Bridge” of North Dakota: a bridge built over the Little Missouri River in the 1930s. Its original use was for moving cattle over the river, so it didn’t really need a road leading to (or from) it. Eventually, though, one would be built – but the bridge’s life wouldn’t be very long despite the effort.