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More work on the new BNSF bridge is anticipated this summer, along with new rail bridge piers



Bismarck, North Dakota – A new BNSF rail bridge between Bismarck and Mandan was to be built and work on clearing trees and building an access road started last year. The ancient rail bridge, which has been in service since 1883, will be replaced by this.

According to BNSF, construction will pick up this year. Piers are anticipated to be built this summer on the Missouri River’s east and west banks as well as in its center. Recreational boats will have access to a designated channel in the river.

It’s possible to hoist some of the bridge’s east and west ends spans into position.

A ruling by the Supreme Court of North Dakota regarding the historic bridge’s continued existence is still awaited.