Two Grand Forks bridges to be repaired or replaced

Dec 27, 2013

North Dakota and Minnesota transportation officials are studying what needs to be done to two Grand Forks bridges that span the Red River.

Chad Orn is an assistant program engineer with the North Dakota Department of Transportation. He says the bridges in question are the Kennedy bridge on US Highway Two – and the Sorlie bridge downtown.

"The bridges are deteriorating," said Orn. "They (MN and ND DOT) have to determine whether they can be rehabbed or replaced, or whatever needs to be done."

Orn says studies are underway -- and the two departments will come up with a price tag. He says the two states will split the local share of the cost – with federal highway funds picking up the lion’s share.