Bismarck's Friends of the Rail Bridge submit final feasibility report

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BISMARCK, N.D. - Bismarck's Friends of the Rail Bridge submitted its final feasibility report for the bridge to the Bismarck City Commission.

It sets the cost of the project at almost $6.9 million with a yearly maintenance cost at around $63,000. The project looks at connecting the bridge to walking paths on both sides of the river.

"How can you put a price on heritage. How can you put a price on kid's youth or parents watching their kids play," said Rob Carstensen, Bismarck.

"We just have to throw something just so people walk, that's it. They don't have to tear it down for nothing, you know? That money, that's a lot," said Jonny Gonzalez Benitas, Mandan.

The feasibility study is not a set plan, but looks at the possibility of changing the bridge, which is still owned by BNSF.