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08/29/2018 04:36 PM

Bridge closed until further notice south of ND 18 near Blanchard

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) has closed a timber bridge located on a township road south of ND Highway 18 approximately three miles west of Blanchard, ND. The bridge is closed until further notice due to structural damage. The bridge is on a township road for local traffic crossing the Elm River. Motorists will need to utilize an alternate route to cross the Elm River from ND Highway 18. Another bridge over the Elm River is located one mile west of this bridge, however the bridge has a weight restriction of 28 tons.

A replacement structure is tentatively planned for construction in 2019.


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