Students from across the reservation will be able to learn more about engineering during construction of the new Four Beats bridge planned near New Town. Preliminary design work has started on the nearly mile-long bridge. Engineer Gene Jackson said it is a chance to teach students about such engineering aspects as computer design and environmental measures. Jacksons' firm, Kadrmas, Lee and Jackson, is joining the state Transportation Department and the tribes in presenting training seminars for students. Tribal bridge consultant Ed Hall said he hopes the students can benefit. 'We hope we can see more enrollment in engineering,' he said. The new bridge, to be finished in four years, is expected to cost more than $40 million.
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