Continuing Authorities Program 14: Sheldon Road Bridge

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District
Published April 3, 2024
Updated: Sept. 25, 2023


The purpose of this project is to stabilize the riverbank adjacent to Sheldon Road in order to protect the bridge from eroding into the Sheyenne River.


This project is located where Sheldon Road crosses over the Sheyenne River approximately 4.75 miles south of Sheldon, North Dakota.


The bank of the Sheyenne River adjacent to the west side of the south abutment of the Sheldon Road Bridge, located on County Road 54, is being threatened by severe erosion. Surveys estimate that approximately 30 linear feet have eroded since 2006 with additional erosion happening since. The erosion is threatening the use of Sheldon Road Bridge and without proper intervention, continued erosion progression could potentially affect the integrity of both the bridge and County Road 54 roadway.


The Corps signed a project partnership agreement with Ransom County for the Sheldon Road Bridge project in March 2023. Currently, the project is in the design and implementation phase and the Corps will be utilizing a design/build multiple award task order to design and construct the project. A contract award is expected in spring of 2024 with construction anticipated to begin during the fall of 2024.


The project is authorized under Section 14 of the Flood Control Act of 1946, as amended; Emergency Streambank Protection. This project is authorized under the Continuing Authorities Program and is designed to implement projects to protect public or non-profit public facilities and/or services which are open to all on equal terms, have been properly maintained but threatened by natural processes on streambanks and shorelines and are essential and important enough to merit federal participation in their protection (ER 1105-2-100, F3).


The design and implementation phase of the project will be cost shared at 65% federal and 35% non-federal. It is estimated that the total cost to design and construct the project is $1,500,000.

Federal funds allocated to date:  $945,000