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About While now closed to both rail and vehicular travel, the Fairview Bridge also has another claim to fame-it adjoins the only train tunnel in North Dakota. The 1,456 foot long tunnel was built in 1912 and 1913. Most of the digging was done by hand, although horse and mule-drawn scrapers and blasting powder were used in building the approaches. Both the Fairview Bridge and Cartwright Tunnel have been developed into a walking trail by the Fairview Chamber. The only time the 'lift' span on the Fairview Bridge over the Yellowstone River was raised was in 1914, shortly after it was constructed as part of an ambitious plan by the Great Northern Railroad for its never-completed Montana Eastern Railway.
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MAILING ADDRESS PO Box 374
Fairview, MT 59221
CONTACT 406-742-5259
FAX 406-742-5259
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SPECIAL DIRECTIONS The old Fairview Bridge is located about 3.5 miles east of Fairview on Highway 200.
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