History over the Red River - East Grand Forks, MN

| Monday, May 20, 2013

History over the Red River - East Grand Forks, MN
from flickr user MinnKotaRailfan
The BNSF Grand Forks city job, led by a single BN GP30 rebuild, heads over the Red River of the North, with maintenance cars to be used for work out west. Behind the train is the Sorlie Bridge, built in 1929 to connect Grand Forks North Dakota to East Grand Forks Minnesota. Behind the Sorlie Bridge lies the center pier of a swing bridge built in the 1870's for the Great Northern railway. The bridge was removed in 2000 by the Army Corp of Engineers, and the pier stands as a memorial of the importance of railroads in North Dakota and Minnesota.

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