Fairview Lift Bridge

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Fairview Lift Bridge
Fairview bridge.JPG
Bridge in 2010
Fairview Lift Bridge is located in North Dakota
Fairview Lift Bridge
Nearest city Cartwright, North Dakota
Coordinates 47°55′44″N 103°57′55″W / 47.92889°N 103.96528°W / 47.92889; -103.96528Coordinates: 47°55′44″N 103°57′55″W / 47.92889°N 103.96528°W / 47.92889; -103.96528
Area 6 acres (2.4 ha)
Built 1913
Built by Gerrick & Gerrick
Architectural style Railroad lift bridge, Other
Governing body Private
MPS Historic Roadway Bridges of North Dakota MPS
NRHP Reference # 97000239[1]
Added to NRHP March 14, 1997

The Fairview Lift Bridge, also known as Great Northern Railway Bridge 3.2, was built in 1913. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997. It was built by Gerrick & Gerrick of Steele, North Dakota.

The railway has not been used since the mid-1980s. In 1996 the bridge was owned by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company.[2]

It is located a few hundred feet south of a 1955-built truss bridge of North Dakota State Highway 200. About 300 feet east of the lift bridge along the rail line is the timber-lined Cartwright tunnel, which is "the only completed railroad tunnel" in the state.[2]

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