SIGNS OF IMPROVEMENT Open Letter to Fargo/Moorhead Authorities: The Way to Canada
Dear Fargo/Moorhead Authorities:
Please update our bridges.
Cyclists, pedestrians, trains, and automobiles successfully cross the bridges connecting Fargo and Moorhead daily. But what if Moorheads... Posted on 3/15/12 at 10:39 AM
STAFF BLOG THE AREA VOICES COMMUNITY A childhood passion continues to thrive for "The Bridgehunter"
Growing up in the 1970's, I remember a little boy I knew who was completely obsessed with the Minnesota Vikings. It was easy to be back in the days of "The Purple People Eaters" and Fran Tarkenton. I ... Posted on 11/11/11 at 11:47 AM
MOVIES IN THE MANCAVE: A VIDEO BLOG Ep. 9 - "True Grit" Review
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmhKa8EFZTk... Posted on 6/22/11 at 7:14 AM
STAFF BLOG IN THE SPIRIT It's eerie!
Its pretty quiet here on The Point. We who live in these southern neighborhoods like to think of it as the sharpest end of East Grand Forks. The good people on the north end probably would dispute tha... Posted on 4/12/11 at 4:19 PM
REEL QUICKIES Which True Grit has more grit?
Those of you who regularly read my reviews should know how impressed I was by the Coen brothers' version of True Grit. This should mean something extra since I'm not a fan of their work, as a general ... Posted on 4/7/11 at 7:31 PM
A truck hauling a too-tall load of drilling equipment hit an overhead bridge girder on the major interstate between Seattle and Canada, sending a section of the span and two vehicles into the Skagit River. All three occupants suffered only minor injuries.
The idea of a new south-end bridge across the Red River seems to be on the minds of many Grand Forks area residents, though the high construction cost means it might be a while before they get the bridge they want.
An exhibit featuring North Dakota’s past and present bridges is set to open at the Grand Forks Public Library in early February. The “Bridges of North Dakota” display will run Feb. 4 to 17 and will feature bridges from 1872 to the present.
The old North Valley Bridge was tentatively set to be demolished Monday. Project manager Shawn Mayfield says it has been rescheduled to early October because needed equipment is tied up at another project.
The Kennedy bridge was built in 1963 and the Sorlie bridge was built in 1929 so engineers say it's definitely time for some repairs. Work on the Kennedy Bridge is scheduled for 2016 and the Sorlie Bridge for 2018. The upcoming projects are a response to the collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis in 2007.
State transportation officials are recommending a new two-lane interstate bridge be built over the Mississippi River, next to the existing span in Winona which has been listed as structurally deficient.
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