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Valley City Travel Blog

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We couldn't figure out what we were going to see in 2 miles. :D

We slept in this morning and missed the breakfast they served til 9 am. So we got gas around the corner in the pouring rain and went to Burger King for a couple of breakfast burritos.  Like I said, it was pouring rain at that point.  But as we made our way west towards a rather small town named Valley City the rained stopped and we got some sunshine.

Valley City had not even been on our itinerary but for some reason I was looking through the AAA guide book and noted that it was home to the longest and highest single track railroad bridges in the nation. At 3,860 feet in length and 162 feet above the river bed the High Line Bridge quickly made its way onto the must see list for the day.  We drove into town and stopped at the welcome center to get a map.

The map gave directions about two miles north to where we could see and get some pictures.   After taking several shots and trying to figure out yet another place to take some shots we heard something.  Could we be so lucky?  Indeed we were.  After just a minute or two we saw a train slowly making its way onto the bridge.  This is a slow process, because for safety they go very slowly, probably 10 to 20 mph.  It was pretty hard for me to hold the camera steady I was so excited.

Nory says:
Thanks for sharing!
Posted on: Mar 16, 2011
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In Valley City, ND this jet was o…
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In the visitors center was this v…
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This is the welcome center in Val…
The High Line Bridge
The High Line Bridge
The High Line Bridge
The High Line Bridge
The High Line Bridge, east end.
The High Line Bridge, east end.
The High Line Bridge
The High Line Bridge
The High Line Bridge
The High Line Bridge
The High Line Bridge
The High Line Bridge
The High Line Bridge
The High Line Bridge
The High Line Bridge
The High Line Bridge
The High Line Bridge
The High Line Bridge
The High Line Bridge
The High Line Bridge
The High Line Bridge
The High Line Bridge
The High Line Bridge, west end.
The High Line Bridge, west end.
The High Line Bridge
The High Line Bridge
A train slowly making its way over…
A train slowly making its way ove…
Moving about 10 to 20 miles per ho…
Moving about 10 to 20 miles per h…
Yes, it is a very long bridge.
Yes, it is a very long bridge.
Very long!
Very long!
Valley City Sights & Attractions review
High Line Bridge - longest single track bridge in America
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 populatio… read entire review
Valley City
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