Fight To Save Bismarck-Mandan Rail Bridge Goes To State Supreme Court

(Bismarck, ND) — A group that wants to keep the Bismarck-Mandan Rail Bridge over the Missouri River made its second appeal before the state Supreme Court on Thursday. Justices heard arguments on the legality of two permits given to B-N-S-F Railway to tear down the bridge and build a new one. Friends of the Rail Bridge say that even though many people spoke in favor of keeping the bridge up at Department of Water Resource meetings in January and March, there was never a public record made. They say if the process wasn’t correct, then the permits are not valid. In September, the state Supreme Court denied FORB’s request to stop construction of the new bridge while the lawsuit played out.

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