Replace the Nielsville Bridge

Our 76 year old bridge that is need of some major attention. You see the MN side has stated they will fund their part of the project to fix it but Trail County in ND has stated it will not be funded on their side due to that bridge not being a priority. Not only are business being hurt by the closure but the farmers who put food on the tables of those county officials in ND can't move beets, corn, etc. to their designated locations. Trucking companies and farmers are having to go 20 minutes out of their way to get across the river. 

Posted: Friday, March 23, 2018 6:40 am | Updated: 6:54 am, Fri Mar 23, 2018.

The U.S. Department of Transportation has rejected a request from Traill and Polk counties for a second straight year for federal funds to pay for a new Red River bridge near Nielsville, Minn.

The neighboring counties agreed to work together last March to apply for a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant to pay for a new Nielsville bridge after the existing one was shuttered in fall 2015.

Earlier this month, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced 41 recipients of nearly $500 million in discretionary TIGER grants for road, transit and rail projects across the country – but the Nielsville bridge on the North Dakota-Minnesota border wasn't on the list.

Traill County road and bridge supervisor Corwyn Martin informed the Traill County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday about the rejection.

Update #23 years ago
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Update #13 years ago
Hillsboro Banner posted this today....The U.S.D.T. has rejected a request from Traill and Polk counties for a second straight year for federal funds to pay for a new Red River bridge near Nielsville, Minn.Earlier this month, U.S. Trans. Sec. Chao announced 41 recipients of nearly $500 million in discretionary TIGER grants for road, transit and rail projects across the country but the Nielsville bridge on the North Dakota-Minnesota border wasn’t on the list.Traill County road.
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