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Fargo Pedestrian Bridge over I94 Traditional Cache

Hidden : 07/05/2024
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:


If you’re looking for a signature landmark for Fargo, you probably wouldn’t think twice about the pedestrian bridge that crosses Interstate 94 just west of University Drive.

It has no formal name and was built purely out of necessity but, thanks to its placement and the perspectives it offers, it certainly holds a niche in our collective psyche.

The bridge was first proposed by North Dakota Highway Commissioner Walter R. Hjelle back in October of 1973. Hjelle said at the time that his department had heard safety concerns from citizens who lived in the area.“We have received several reports indicating some students have been observed crossing the Interstate on foot pointing out the need for immediate action before a tragedy occurs,” Hjelle said at the time.

The project was given the green light and on Aug. 14, 1976, with a completion date of sometime before October.

The bridge was originally painted red, white and blue in honor of the nation’s bicentennial. It was painted blue in 1978 and hadn’t been repainted until just a few years ago.

Since its construction, the bridge has been a constant companion to metro commuters and travelers driving underneath it. Of course, it’s also provided pedestrians with the unique experience of being able to stand, walk, bike or run over a busy stretch of interstate. This distinction often puts the bridge at the center of attention.

This cashe takes you to the foot of the bridge.. Being your own pen, short people might need a boost.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

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(letter above equals below, and vice versa)