Bismarck-Mandan Rail Bridge

Lawmaker asks attorney general for bridge ownership opinion

Tracy PotterBISMARCK, N.D. – A Democratic lawmaker from Bismarck is asking the attorney general to determine whether the state owns a railroad bridge. Sen. Tracy Potter requested an opinion from the attorney general’s office on Monday on who owns the Bismarck-Mandan Rail Bridge. Nonprofit group Friends of the Rail Bridge wants to stop BNSF Railway from demolishing the 139-year-old bridge…