Nielsville Bridge

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  • A bridge with several foot-wide holes isn’t much of a bridge, according to Nielsville city leaders. The Nielsville bridge runs over the Red River and connects the town to North Dakota. The bridge is used heavily by sugar beet farmers to transfer their goods to nearby sugar processing facilities.

    However, due to the large holes in the bridge deck, it’s unsafe for travel and is closed.

    Because of the closure farmers, merchants and emergency vehicles are re-routed down gravel roads to other bridges miles to the north and south. To complicate matters, North Dakota is unwilling to help share the $7 to $9 million cost of fixing the bridge, putting the cost solely on Minnesotans.

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