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05/07/2018 02:49 PM


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

Phone: 701-328-6904