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Metal sheet pilings were meant to divert the Sheyenne River in West Fargo, where a box culvert was to be part of the Main Avenue reconstruction. Photo by Dave Wallis / The Forum

Bridge more likely for West Fargo

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Engineers debating what kind of structure to build over the Sheyenne River on Main Avenue in West Fargo are now leaning toward a bridge instead of a box culvert, which they say has become twice as expensive and can't be completed this year.

"And even with a bridge, it will be a challenge" to finish the project before winter, said Bob Walton, Fargo district engineer for the North Dakota Department of Transportation.

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