DOT documentary wins award

The North Dakota Department of Transportation’s documentary, "Four Bears Bridge: Its History and Construction," recently received the 2010 Award of Distinction from the Communicator Awards.

The Communicator Awards is an international awards program for communications professionals honoring the best work in print, video, interactive and audio, according to a release from the department.


"Four Bears Bridge: Its History and Construction" received the Award of Distinction in three categories: history/biography video, DVD cover and DVD presentation jacket.


"Four Bears Bridge: Its History and Construction" documents the history of the Four Bears Bridge, named after Hidasta Chief Four Bears and Mandan Chief Four Bears. The bridge spans the Missouri River approximately four miles west of New Town on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation.


The hourlong documentary chronicling the historic bridge was created by the multi-media section of the DOT’s communications division.