County seeks funds to remove Hanson Bridge


December 19, 2022

Nathan Price

The Hanson Bridge over the James River has been closed to vehicles for 20 years. Safety is a concern for the Eddy County Commission, so they seek to have the nearly 120-year-old structure removed. This photo was taken on Wednesday, Dec. 13, in the middle of the winter storm that had crippled the area for three days as of press time.

 At their regular meeting on Monday, Dec. 12, Eddy County commissioners heard from Interstate Engineering about removing the bridge on 6th Street North in New Rockford.

 The bridge, locally known as "Hanson Bridge," crosses the James River and connects 6th Street North to River Drive. However, it's been blocked off from traffic for a number of years due to safety concerns.

 The N.D. Depa...

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