In 1927, in an effort to connect Minot’s downtown business district with the new and impressive residential neighborhood of Eastwood Park (WD9), a concrete arch bridge was proposed in a design consistent with the architectural style of the neighborhood. When it was realized that additional costs would be associated with use of a patented arched bridge, local engineers Hass and Sprague proposed a “false arch” bridge design, which, after it was completed, began to show structural problems. Although attempts were made to discard the bridge after years of wear and deterioration, the residents of Eastwood Park rallied to save this monument, and by their efforts this cantilever-type concrete bridge with a false arch remains the only known example of its kind in North Dakota.
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Eastwood Park Bridge
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