Liberty Memorial Bridge

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Liberty Memorial Bridge
Liberty Memorial Bridge, Spanning Missouri River at I-94, Bismarck (Burleigh County, North Dakota).jpg
Location I-94, Business Loop, across the Missouri River, Bismarck, North Dakota
Area 19 acres (7.7 ha)
Built 1920
Built by American Bridge Co.
Architectural style Other, Warren-Turner through truss, Other
Governing body State
MPS Historic Roadway Bridges of North Dakota MPS
NRHP Reference # 97000172[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 11, 1997
Removed from NRHP March 25, 2009

The Liberty Memorial Bridge, across the Missouri River connecting the "twin cities" of Bismarck and Mandan, North Dakota, also known as Missouri River Bridge, was a Warner-Turner through truss structure that was built in 1920. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997. It was removed from the National Register in 2009.[1]

It was "the first roadway bridge constructed across the Missouri River, one of the most important waterways in the state" of North Dakota. Not only did the bridge connect the 'twin cities' of Bismarck and Mandan, but for the first time eastern and western North Dakota were joined by a continuous roadway. Moreover, the bridge was a final link in the coast-to-coast roadway later designated as U.S. Highway 10."[2]:8 Also, it is the only Warren-Turner through truss bridge ever built in the state.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b Mark Hufstetler (December 10, 1996). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Liberty Memorial Bridge / Missouri River Bridge; 32BL114" (PDF). National Park Service.  and accompanying photos
  3. ^ Mark Hufstetler (December 10, 1996). "National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Documentation: Historic Roadway Bridges of North Dakota" (PDF). National Park Service. 

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