New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Bismarck-Mandan Rail Bridge named to Most Endangered List


June 17, 2019

Friends of the Rail Bridge and the National Trust for Historic Preservation announced the Bismarck – Mandan Rail Bridge has been named to America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.

The historic 1883 rail bridge, owned by BNSF Railway, is an iconic landmark for the community and state. Its image is ubiquitous, appearing in everything from corporate advertising to family portraits.

It was the first bridge to cross the upper Missouri. George Shattuck Morison designed and oversaw its construction between 1880 and 1883. The project employed advanced construction methods, including pneum...

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