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It's a good move to save the historic architecture.

The Long X bridge is going to be preserved and adopted rather than be torn down for new infrastructure.

Paul Silbernacle is getting the disassembled bridge for his Linton ranch where he will reassemble it.

According to the Bismarck Tribune :

A Linton-area rancher plans to preserve a portion of the historic Long X Bridge that will be replaced as part of a U.S. Highway 85 expansion project in western North Dakota.

The North Dakota Department of Transportation plans to begin construction this spring or summer on a new four-lane bridge to cross the Little Missouri River south of Watford City.

Because the bridge is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, the department put a portion of the bridge up for adoption to preserve the architecture. The agency selected a proposal from Paul Silbernagel to reassemble the southern span of the bridge on his ranch east of Linton.

Hope that guy is ready for the tourists!