(Fargo, ND) -- This may just effect your day to day travel as you head between Fargo and Minnesota.
City of Fargo Engineering staff, along with the Clay County Highway Department, Minnesota Department of Transportation and SRF Consulting have closed the North Broadway Bridge to car and foot traffic indefinitely Thursday, February 11th.
The closure comes as a proactive response to an emerging tilt in one of the bridge’s piers (supports) discovered through regular preventative monitoring of the bridge by City staff and consultants. The pier’s shift is caused by pressure created by the movement of the soil surrounding the pier.
"We have three real options, one is try to fix the issue, two is tear the bridge down and build a new one, and three is tear down the bridge and just divert traffic to other areas", says City of Fargo Transportation Division Engineer Jeremy Gorden. "We hope to have something figured out on this in the coming months".
During the closure, traffic will be detoured to the County Road 20 Bridge along 40th Ave. N., which is located approximately one half mile northwest of the North Broadway Bridge.