Near Cartwright in McKenzie County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Hjalmer Nelson Memorial Bridge
1955 - 1997
By the time preliminary estimates for construction were available, it was obvious that $500,000 to match the same amount
The crossing and bridge location was north of the present highway structure. It was selected based upon geology and the alignment with Highway 93 that was completed on both the east and west side. Steel for the bridge came from casting and forging from the United States Steel Corporation, Gary, Indiana; Locomotive Finished Material Company, Atchison, Kansas; and the Kropp Forge Company, Cicero, Illinois. The Kansas Structural Steel Company, Kansas City, Kansas, fabricated the steel members. John F. Beasley Construction Company, Chicago, Illinois, erected the superstructure, and (Milton) Rue Construction had the contract for the constructed of the substructure. The total cost of the was $1,463,219, approximately
The design of the bridge was considered a deck truss, and was one of two such designs in the state. The design is basically a through truss, with the deck constructed on the top cord. This particular structure had five spans measuring from 252 feet to 378 feet in length. Three steel girder approach spans, connecting land to the bridge at both ends, ranged from 101 feet to 130 feet. The total length of the bridge was 1,921 feet; the road width was 22 feet. More than 3.8 million pounds of steel and 6, 545 cubic yards of concrete were used in its construction. Over the years the design, with it narrow road width, became substandard and the bridge was replaced with the present structure in 1998.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts.
Location. 47° 51.518′ N, 103° 58.158′ W. Marker is near Cartwright, North Dakota, in McKenzie County. Marker can be reached from Black Top Road near Highway 200. The marker is in Sundheim Park near the lift bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cartwright ND 58838, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Cartwright Tunnel (here, next to this marker); Fairview Lift Bridge (here, next to this marker); The Montana Eastern Railway Company (here, next to this marker); Mining Lignite Coal (approx. 3˝ miles away in Montana); Plants of the Plains (approx. 8.6 miles away); Water Ways and Mean (approx. 8.6 miles away); Mosquitoes (approx. 8.8 miles away); Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence (approx. 8.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cartwright.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 9, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 31 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 9, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.