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
replacement structure is tentatively planned for construction in 2019.