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Footbridge across Sheyenne River, Valley City, N.D.
Footbridge across Sheyenne River, Valley City, N.D.
TitleFootbridge across Sheyenne River, Valley City, N.D.
Date of Original190-?
DescriptionA view of the pedestrian bridge over the Sheyenne River at Valley City. Two men stand on the bridge, and the campus of Valley City State Normal School is visible in the background.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectEducation
People
Water
Subject (LCTGM)Pedestrian bridges
Bridges
Rivers
Teachers colleges
Trees
Organization NameState Normal School (Valley City, N.D.)
LocationValley City (N.D.)
Sheyenne River (N.D.)
Decade1900-1909
Item Number00113-4-072
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Transcription"Bridge across the Sheyenne [illegible] in city and Normal"--Handwritten under photograph.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Relation[Is Part Of] Bridges of North Dakota exhibit
Biography/HistorySuspension bridges are rare in North Dakota as they are usually too expensive to build, unless over deep waterways where it is not practical to build multiple support piers. In this type of bridge, the roadway is suspended from cables that are stretched across towers and anchored at each end. Built in 1901 and extensively rehabilitated in 1994, the iconic Valley City State University footbridge is the only suspension bridge remaining in the state.
Bibliographic ReferenceThis bridge over the Sheyenne River was built in 1901 by Dibley and Robinson of Fargo.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionFrank White Photograph Collection 00113
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00113-4-072)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh00113-4-072
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