Construction on I-94 overpass east of Bismarck

80th Street bridge overpass construction
80th Street bridge overpass construction(KFYR)
Published: Jun. 7, 2022 at 6:20 PM CDT
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BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - The 80th Street bridge is infamous for being hit by oversized loads. Following numerous collisions between semis and the bridge, the structure is being re-built to accommodate larger loads.

A crew of 30-40 construction workers are moving dirt to raise the bridge two feet. Because of prior incidents, this overpass was a high-priority project for the Department of Transportation.

“I think the plan for our bridge division is they are raising all of the new bridges up to this 18-foot 4-inch mark, I believe that’s their grand plan,” said Project Engineer Daniel Christianson. “So, there’s a number of bridges that need to be avoided for some of those oversized loads.”

The $5.3 million project is expected to be finished in September.

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