High Line Bridge
Valley City, North Dakota
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High Line Bridge - longest single track bridge in America Jun 17, 2010
Valley City is known as the “City of Bridges” and was founded in 1874. The Sheyenne River runs through this small city which only has a population of near 7,000 and it is the county seat of Barnes County. There are a total of eight bridges here but the one that draws the most visitors and gets the most recognition is the High Line Bridge, a single track railroad bridge that is the highest (162 feet) and longest (3,860 feet) active bridge in the world. Begun in 1906 and completed in 1908 by the Northern Pacific Railroad which felt it better to make this bridge than try to create a good way down and back up the steep grades of the valley. During World War I and World War II it was guarded by the military to prevent sabotage. It is still used today for freight by Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway. It is quite a site to see if you like railroads.
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