The North Dakota Department of Transportation
(NDDOT) is proposing the replacement of Bridge No. 85-126.262, the Long X
Bridge. The Long X Bridge is Eligible for listing on the National Register of
Historic Places. Therefore, the bridge must be made available for adoption
prior to removal under the Bridge Adoption Program pursuant to 23 USC 144. The
NDDOT is announcing that one or more segments of the historic Long X Bridge are
currently available for adoption during a 30-day advertisement period ending
June 14, 2018.
The Long X Bridge is located in McKenzie
County along US Highway 85 over the Little Missouri River (approximately 15
miles south of Watford City). The bridge is a cantilevered, sub-divided Warren
through truss design that was constructed in 1959. The bridge has three spans,
with a total length of 969 feet, a 30-foot roadway width and 16 feet of
vertical clearance. There are two segments on either end of the bridge
approximately 260 feet in length each, and one center segment approximately 450
feet in length.
The Long X Bridge is available to any
responsible state, local or private agency willing to take ownership of,
relocate and preserve the Long X Bridge in a new location (preference will be
given to public entities). The adopting party would be responsible for
maintaining the bridge segment(s) and would assume all future legal and
financial responsibility associated with the bridge. In order to facilitate
adoption, the NDDOT will fund the disassembly, loading and transport of one of
the segments of the bridge within a 100-mile radius of its current location.
The Long X Bridge is currently in use and would continue to be in service until
a new bridge is constructed to replace it. Construction of the new bridge is
anticipated to occur through 2019.
For more information or to express interest
in adoption, please respond by June 14, 2018, to:
Matt Linneman, Project Manager
300 Airport Road
Bismarck, ND 58504-6005