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Bridging the gap: New Sandpoint bridge project completed

BNSF’s rail bridge across Lake Pend Oreille between Sandpoint and Sagle, Idaho, has been in service since 1905 after replacing an earlier bridge. In 2019, BNSF began building a second bridge alongside the existing one. The project is completed. When the two bridges are operational, trains will run in both directions, reducing driver wait times on nearby roads that cross BNSF tracks. The flow of freight and passenger trains will be improved throughout the region.

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St. Paul: The great Midwest nexus

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History brought back to life: A Northern Pacific passenger car to become a home

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An American family’s story is intertwined with the railroad’s

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We’re going ‘loco’ for these unique locomotives

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Mandan and Bismarck share a long history with BNSF

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Blast from the past: Santa Fe 5704 is back in bicentennial paint scheme

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Turntables have been a ‘round’ since the 1830s – and they’re still in rotation

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Know your railroad ABCs

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Going west: How BNSF predecessors helped shape America’s national parks

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Recipes on the Rail: Try this French toast cook-off for you and your butter half

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Recipes on the Rail: This wintry treat won’t leave you out in the cold

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Recipes on the rail: An autumnal dish from days gone by

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The railroad for tomorrow: How two great lines combined their strengths to create BNSF

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Freight wonders of the world: How BNSF solved five big engineering challenges

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Recipes on the Rail: La Fonda Pudding, a delicious treat from a famous Harvey House

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Making their mark: Women, art and the West

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Recipes on the Rail: Something Sweet to Enjoy with Your Valentine

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Track of fame: Where Hollywood and BNSF intersect

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Rocky is our goat – and among the greatest of all time!

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Brush with history: BNSF’s art collection tells the story of a railroad and a country

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Warren Buffett’s Berkyville: BNSF train layout brings big-time fun in small-scale way

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Presidents, Patents and Passengers: How the West was Populated

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There's a Map for that at BNSF

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Heritage Community Award celebrates BNSF's relationship with railroad towns

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