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Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota

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President Clinton signed a transportation bill that includes $35 million for a new Four Bears bridge. "e;We've waited a long time - almost 50 years,"e; said Marie Wells, a tribal elder from Parshall. The new bridge is estimated to cost around $42 million. Chairman Tex Hall said the state has made a commitment to help pay for it. Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., said the federal money is available immediately "e;so there will not be a wait at some point in the future for additional funds."e; Hall hopes the bridge construction can be finished in time for the upcoming national Lewis and Clark bicentennial celebration.