A group has been formed to look at the potential of taking over the ownership and upkeep of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad bridge between Bismarck and Mandan.
The bridge was opened in 1883. The railroad is looking to build a new bridge, and tear the old one down.
But the group “Friends of the Rail Bridge” is hoping to save it.
"The bridge was here before statehood," said Mark Zimmerman, one of the founders of the group. "The architectural wonder of the bridge, the design and construction, was unique in its time."