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Lisbon ND 32 Bridge

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1936. Main St. (ND 32) across the Sheyenne River
  • (Photograph by Steve C. Martens)

This two-way highway bridge was a WPA project and displays considerable aesthetic merit with its geometrically patterned concrete balustrade and Moderne lampposts. The bridge is an unusual three-span cantilever-beam structure with a concrete deck and abutments, a design that was rarely used in North Dakota. Because it is made without trusses, it has the advantage of economy of materials, as well as minimizing headroom clearance restrictions for highway traffic.

Writing Credits

Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay


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Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "Lisbon ND 32 Bridge", [Lisbon, North Dakota], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of North Dakota

Buildings of North Dakota, Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 57-57.

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