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Liberty Memorial Bridge, Spanning Missouri River at I-94, Bismarck, Burleigh County, ND



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Item Title


Location
Spanning Missouri River at I-94, Bismarck, ND

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER ND-7
Building/structure dates: 1920 initial construction
Part of building/structure is in Mandan, Morton County, ND.
Significance: The Liberty Memorial Bridge is a three-span, Warren-Turner through truss bridge, a variation of the Warren through truss designed by C.A.P. Turner. This was the first highway bridge over the Missouri River constructed in North Dakota. It was also the only Warren-Turner truss bridge to be constructed in North Dakota, or elsewhere. Despite Turner's novel design, this variation of the Warren truss had little impact on American engineering.

Subjects
Transportation
Bridge Construction
Metal Truss Bridges


Related Names
Ross, Nancy, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. OVERVIEW OF SOUTH SIDE OF BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTH
2. OVERVIEW OF NORTH SIDE OF BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTH
3. VIEW, LOOKING FROM THE WEST, SHOWING THE BRIDGE IN ITS SETTING
4. VIEW, LOOKING FROM THE EAST, SHOWING THE BRIDGE IN ITS SETTING
5. VIEW OF EAST APPROACH, LOOKING WEST
6. VIEW OF CENTER SPAN ON SOUTH SIDE OF BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTH
7. VIEW OF WEST SPAN ON SOUTH SIDE OF BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTHWEST
8. VIEW SHOWING MIDDLE OF EAST APPROACH, LOOKING NORTH
9. VIEW OF WEST APPROACH, LOOKING NORTH
10. VIEW OF WEST APPROACH, LOOKING EAST
11. VIEW SHOWING UNDERSIDE OF EAST APPROACH AND DECKING BELOW EAST SPAN, LOOKING WEST
12. VIEW SHOWING UNDERSIDE OF WEST APPROACH, LOOKING EAST
13. DETAIL VIEW OF UNDERSIDE OF EAST APPROACH
14. DETAIL VIEW OF PORTAL STRUT, INCLINED END POST, HIP VERTICAL, TOP LATERALS, AND DIAGONAL BRACING, LOOKING NORTHEAST
15. DETAIL VIEW OF CENTER SPAN TOP CHORD CONNECTION, LOOKING UP
16. DETAIL VIEW OF TOP CHORD, INCLINED END POST, PORTAL STRUT, AND GUSSET CONNECTION, LOOKING NORTH
17. DETAIL VIEW LOOKING UP AT TOP CHORD, INCLINED END POST
18. DETAIL VIEW OF RIVET CONNECTION, LOOKING NORTH
19. DETAIL VIEW OF RIVET CONNECTION, LOOKING NORTH
20. VIEW OF NAMEPLATE (currently located at the North Dakota Department of Transportation, Bridge Division)
21. DETAILS OF THE BRIDGE PLAN AND PROFILE November 1919; revised March 6, 1920 and October 4, 1920
22. DETAILS OF THE BRIDGE PLAN AND PROFILE November 1919; revised March 6, 1920 and October 4, 1920
23. TYPICAL TRUSS DETAILS November 1919
24. TYPICAL TRUSS DETAILS November 1919
25. TYPICAL TRUSS DETAILS AND DETAILS OF THE END FLOOR BEAM Revised October 4, 1920
26. TYPICAL TRUSS DETAILS AND DETAILS OF THE END FLOOR BEAM Revised October 4, 1920
27. STRAIN SHEET AND DIAGRAMS OF THE BRIDGE
28. STRAIN SHEET AND DIAGRAMS OF THE BRIDGE
29. PORTAL AND SWAY BRACING FOR TRUSSES
30. REINFORCEMENT PLANS FOR THE EAST AND WEST APPROACHES November 18, 1920; revised October 11, 1920
31. REINFORCEMENT PLANS FOR THE EAST AND WEST APPROACHES November 18, 1920; revised October 11, 1920
32. REINFORCEMENT PLANS FOR THE EAST AND WEST APPROACHES November 18, 1920; revised October 11, 1920
33. REINFORCEMENT PLANS FOR THE EAST AND WEST APPROACHES November 18, 1920; revised October 11, 1920
34. REINFORCEMENT PLANS FOR THE EAST AND WEST APPROACHES November 18, 1920; revised October 11, 1920
35. REINFORCEMENT PLANS FOR THE EAST AND WEST APPROACHES November 18, 1920; revised October 11, 1920
36. REINFORCEMENT PLANS FOR THE EAST AND WEST APPROACHES November 18, 1920; revised October 11, 1920
37. REINFORCEMENT PLANS FOR THE EAST APPROACH November 18, 1920
38. REINFORCEMENT PLANS FOR THE WEST APPROACH November 18, 1920; revised October 11, 1920
39. REINFORCEMENT PLANS FOR THE WEST APPROACH November 18, 1920; revised October 11, 1920
40. PLANS FOR THE REINFORCED CONCRETE APPROACHES
41. PLANS FOR THE REINFORCED CONCRETE APPROACHES
42. PLANS FOR THE REINFORCED CONCRETE APPROACHES
43. GENERAL DETAILS OF THE STEEL FLOOR INCLUDING THE BILL OF MATERIAL REQUIRED FOR ERECTION
44. FLOOR SLABS OF THE THREE TRUSS SPANS November 18, 1920
45. FLOOR BEAM, RAILING, AND EXPANSION JOINT September 1919
46. EXPANSION PIERS AND JOINTS FOR THE APPROACHES March 1920
47. EXPANSION PIERs AND JOINTS FOR THE APPROACHES March 1920
48. SHORE PIERS AND FOOTINGS
49. SHORE PIERS AND FOOTINGS
50. SHORE PIERS AND FOOTINGS
51. REVISED DETAILS OF PIERS #1 AND #4
52. REVISED DETAILS OF PIERS #1 AND #4
53. REVISED DETAILS OF PIERS #1 AND #4
54. REVISED DETAILS OF PIER #3 March 1921
55. DETAILS OF LAMP POSTS October 22, 1920
56. DETAILS OF THE TRUSS-TO-PIER CONNECTIONS October 4, 1920


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