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Near Wild Rice in Cass County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The First Prestressed Concrete Bridge Deck Constructed in North Dakota

Built - 1953

 
 
The First Prestressed Concrete Bridge Deck Constructed in North Dakota Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, December 5, 2015
1. The First Prestressed Concrete Bridge Deck Constructed in North Dakota Marker
Inscription.
Cass County Board of Commissioners
H. Eklund - Chairman
I. Sandbeck - L. Younker
L. Sutton - W. Bailey
County Engineer - A. Cousins
Built By
Jardine Bridge Co., Inc. Fargo, North Dakota


Historic Bridge
The above plaque was taken from the previous bridge, pictured below, which was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 2001 for being the first bridge of this type to be constructed in North Dakota. By the mid-1900's, innovations of using precast and prestressed concrete for bridge decks were being used. This resulted in longer, stronger spans and required less material. A copy of the historic documentation is on file at the Cass County Highway Department. The current bridge, built in 2001, is 259 feet in length with prestressed concrete box beams and a cast in place concrete deck.
 
Erected 1953 by Cass County Board of Commissioners.
 
Location. 46° 43.001′ N, 96° 49.197′ W. Marker is near Wild Rice, North Dakota, in Cass County. Marker is on State Highway 16 half a mile east of Interstate 29, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map
Historic Bridge Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, December 5, 2015
2. Historic Bridge Plaque
This updated plaque explains the old plaque and the original "Historic Bridge".
. There is a small parking area by the southeast corner of the current bridge where the marker is located. Marker is in this post office area: Horace ND 58047, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Fargo Walk of Fame (approx. 9.4 miles away); "The Woodchipper" in FARGO (approx. 9.4 miles away); Douglas House (approx. 11 miles away in Minnesota); Gasoline Horsepower (approx. 11 miles away); 'The Next Great City' (approx. 11 miles away); Red River Transportation / A Busy Port (approx. 11 miles away in Minnesota); Veterans Memorial Bridge (approx. 11.1 miles away in Minnesota); St, John's Episcopal Church (approx. 11.1 miles away in Minnesota).
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
The First Prestressed Concrete Bridge Deck Constructed in North Dakota Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, December 5, 2015
3. The First Prestressed Concrete Bridge Deck Constructed in North Dakota Marker
Marker in the distance image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, December 5, 2015
4. Marker in the distance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2015, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 10, 2015, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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