Our May 2010 trip took us through Minot, so we stopped to take some photos of this — the Gassman Coulee Trestle in Trestle Valley, just outside of town. It’s not abandoned, but it’s a really nice place to be outside with your camera on a hot summer night.
The bridge is 1792 feet long and 117 feet tall at its highest point. When a train crosses, you can hear the rumble miles away.
Years ago, there was a ski resort in this valley called the Trestle Valley Ski Resort and this was the lodge.
UPDATE: Site visitor Jeff snapped these photos of the former lodge, today a private residence.
Trestle photos by Troy Larson and Terry Hinnenkamp, original copyright Sonic Tremor Media
Troy Larson is an author, photographer, gentleman adventurer (debatable) from Fargo, North Dakota, and co-founder of Ghosts of North Dakota. @NorthDakotaTroy