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Friday, August 19, 2011

Third St. Overpass

Third St. Viaduct – July 30, 1937 was the formal opening ceremony for the Third Street viaduct in northeast Minot. The viaduct was the overpass over the Mouse River and the Great Northern tracks. The overpass is 911 feet long and was built at a cost of $221,000. The opening ceremonies were hosted by City Manager Jay W Bliss on the south side of the structure. State Highway Commissioner, P.H. McGurren declared the overpass open and part of an improved highway system the state is putting into place. The dual picture below shows the completed overpass from a distance and some of the first vehicles to use the overpass.

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