Evidence was accepted by Jefferson County District Judge Paul Korslund Feb. 20 in the heated Kenneth Dodge vs. Jefferson County.
The case centers on the old worn-out Farmsteads Bridge which was originally built by the federal government in the 1930s as part of the failed Farmsteads Program.
The federal government conveyed ownership of the road and the bridge to Jefferson County in the 1940s but the county commissioners, at the time, rejected the gift.
Thursday, Korslund accepted the opening round of exhibits in the Dodge case, the second case hes handled like it. Back in 2013 Mike Diller also sought summary judgment in his Diller vs. Jefferson County case but Korslund determined that the United States government still owns the failing bridge.
Attorney Daniel Werner opened Thursdays hearing by submitting seven written exhibits. Dodges attorney, J.L. Spray, objected to all seven of the exhibits.
Spray then submitted five exhibits.