Moorhead Memorial Bridge
Moorhead, MN // Fargo, ND
Spanning over the Red River is the Veterans Memorial Bridge that connects Moorhead, Minnesota and Fargo, North Dakota on US Hwy 10. This bridge honors and remembers the fallen who served in the United States military. There are 10 pillars with the different branches of the military: Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard as well as Veterans organizations including Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), American Legion, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), American Veterans (AMVETS) and Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA).
The original structure was a truss swing built in the late 1800’s, with a steel stringer bridge built in 1937, which was replaced in 2003. The bridge was formally dedicated in 2009 to honor our Veterans. Still utilized by vehicles, the sidewalk allows for foot and bicycle traffic as well.
In the summer of 2020, a new Statue of Liberty was placed near the bridge. The 650-pound statue, which replaces the former statue that was stolen in 2019, stands more than eight feet high and was paid by private donations.
Stone Group Architects (SGA) is a proud supporter of our Veterans and Military Memorials. While we are strong supporters, SGA is independent from the memorials and does not claim responsibility of building or funding these memorials. SGA is a verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small business (SDVOSB) architectural firm, providing planning and design services to a variety of government clients.