RURAL REFLECTIONS Thompson Bridge webcam
Here is the link to the construction of the new Thompson, North Dakota bridge. I wrote about the bridge recently and thought you might like to watch the new bridge being built.
oxblue.com/pro/open/pol... Posted on 4/28/10 at 6:10 AM
City engineer on Kennedy Bridge: 'We think we'll be able to handle 52 feet' As Grand Forks County crews were delivering 75,000 empty sandbags Tuesday to residents living in what is commonly known as the Burke Addition, just south of Grand Forks, Gov. Jack Dalrymple was asking FEMA Region 8 Administrator Robin Finegan to add the county to the 2011 presidential disaster declaration.
Blast heard for miles around The old Thompson Bridge was imploded Friday morning. The Red River bridge, which connects Grand Forks County Road 7 with Polk County State Aid Highway 9, was replaced by a $7.2 million bridge in early October.
New span over Red River is 13 feet higher than old structure
Located about 15 miles southeast of Grand Forks, the bridge connects Polk County State Aid Highway 9 in Minnesota with Grand Forks County Road 7 in North Dakota. Some 1,100 vehicles a day regularly cross the river there.
The proposed $1.5 billion Fargo-Moorhead diversion project could add 16 to 21 inches to a Red River crest at the Thompson Bridge south of Grand Forks during a 100-year or 50-year flood event, according to the latest preliminary downstream impact analysis released today by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
From the air, it appears that the flood of 2010 is just a trickle at least in the northern valley — compared with the floods of 2009, 2006 and especially 1997. The Herald took an aerial snapshot of the flooding on Monday with Dan Geist of Crookston Aviation Service, who piloted a Cessna 172 over the northern valley, from the Thompson Bridge, south of Grand Forks, to Drayton, N.D.
With the Thompson Bridge over the Red River now under construction, the Grand Forks County Commission on Tuesday took the lead on what could be the next major bridge construction project in the county — an interchange along I-29 at Merrifield Road.
All three bridges connecting Grand Forks and East Grand Forks were open Friday for the first time since March 24.
“It’s like everyone got a Christmas gift,” said Gary Larson, East Grand Forks assistant fire chief.
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