Ground Breaking Held For Waldron Bridge Project

Ground Breaking Held For Waldron Bridge Project

PIERRE — Dignitaries gathered out of the driving central South Dakota wind Monday to ceremonially anyway, break ground for construction of a 49 million dollar replacement to the current John Waldron Memorial Bridge over the Missouri River between Pierre and Fort Pierre. Lieutenant Governor Larry Rhoden says the bridge will do more than just connect Pierre to Fort Pierre…

Senator Mike Rounds, who lives in Fort Pierre recalled earlier crossings of the Missouri and celebrated the bridge’s namesake, Lieutenant Commander John Waldron…

Pierre Mayor Steve Harding says the state Department of Transportation worked well with both cities on the bridge…

The groundbreaking was held inside the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce building with ground breaking photos taken on the Pierre side of the Missouri River.