KENNEDY BRIDGE

Rising Floodwaters Close Two of Three Bridges in Connecting Grand Forks, East Grand Forks

The Kennedy Bridge was built for a flood crest up to more than 50 feet

GRAND FORKS COUNTY, N.D. — The Red River is nearing 44 feet in Grand Forks and the forecasted crest is 48 feet on Friday. Grand Forks built $400 million worth of permanent flood protection in 2007. “We have 12 pump stations dedicated to flood protection, we have closures that go into our flood walls that involves closing roads but those go…

Grand Forks Man Dead After Crashing Into Bridge Support In East Grand Forks

The state patrol says there was ice and snow on the road at the time

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — A deadly early morning crash on icy roads in East Grand Forks. 30-year-old Marcus Contreras of Grand Forks died shortly before 2:30 a.m. when his car ran into a bridge support column on River Road underneath the Kennedy Bridge. The state patrol says there was ice and snow on the road at the time. The airbag…