Lewis and Clark State Park is situated on one of the upper bays of Lake Sakakawea. The rugged buttes of the North Dakota Badlands display a towering backdrop to one of the state's best recreation areas.
The Northern Pacific Railroad Bridge spanning the Missouri River between Bismarck and Mandan opened up travel to the west in 1882. That traffic led to the growth of Bismarck (Edwinton) and eventually points west. Bridges and their impacts have played a key role in North Dakota history. Here are several bridges of note.