Climax Bridge/War Memorial Bridge (Bridge 7097)
History and significance
The Climax Bridge, or War Memorial Bridge, is a two-span cantilevered Warren through truss bridge that was built in 1957. It carries County Road 7 over the Red River of the North, which marks the state line between Trail County, North Dakota, and Polk County, Minnesota. The bridge was designed to accommodate shifting Red River of the North soils through previously established engineering techniques such as the use of long approach spans, rocker bents, long finger expansion joints, and swivel hinges. It is significant for its truss design and exemplifying the cooperation between North Dakota and Minnesota highway departments to improve connections between the two states.
Vineland Township (Polk County)
Latitude, Longitude: 47.60787565, -96.85519829