Fiber Optic Bid Requests

Bridgewater Township requests bids for providing fiber optic service to its 340-acre rural industrial district, Comus Industrial Park.  The successful bidder will construct a fiber-to-fiber connection point in Parcel (2500 East 140th Street, Dundas, MN.), near the intersection of 140th Street and Bachrach Avenue.  A map of the Comus Industrial Park is available on the Township’s web site:

Project requirements are:

  • Construction would begin in early 2024 and be completed by October 30, 2024.
  • The successful bidder will be responsible for obtaining all permits required for the project.
  • The successful bidder will own the connection point and be responsible for all maintenance.
  • The connection point will support Fiber To The Premises for companies in the Industrial Park.
  • The minimum internet speeds will be 1 Gigabit per second for uploads and downloads.

Bids must be submitted (postmarked) by 5:00 PM CST November 30, 2023.  Bids will be opened December 13, 2023 at the Township’s regular monthly meeting.

Bids can be delivered by mail to:

Bridgewater Township

P.O. Box 246

Dundas, MN 55019

or electronically to:

Questions regarding the project should be sent by email to:

Cover of a Township record book

Town Hall Office Hours

Monday - 8:30 am - 12:30pm

Tuesday - 8:30 am to 12:30pm

Wednesday - 8:30 am to 12:30pm

Thursday - 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Friday - Closed

Upcoming Events

December 13, 2023
  • Township Board of Supervisors meeting

    December 13, 2023  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

About the Bridgewater Community

Bridgewater Township is a small rural community located in the Northeast corner of Rice County, Minnesota, roughly 30 miles south of Minneapolis-St. Paul. 
The area was first settled in 1844, and Bridgewater was officially organized as a township by the Rice County Board of Commissioners in 1858. While living close to the cities of Northfield, Dundas, and Faribault — and major metropolitan shopping and entertainment offered by the Twin Cities — our residents enjoy the benefits of a rural lifestyle in a largely agricultural community. 
Bridgewater Township is governed by the traditional township form of government. Patterned after the English town meeting style of government, township government embodies the ideal of grassroots democratic participation envisioned by the nation’s founders. In Minnesota, townships are the traditional rural unit of government. Minnesota has more townships than any state in the nation with 1,796 townships, and that form of government presently serves approximately one-fourth of the population of Minnesota. The board of supervisors is the governing body of the township, and is elected by direct ballot of eligible voters. There are currently five township supervisors who serve three-year terms. The township staff includes a Zoning Administrator, Treasurer, Clerk, and Road Superintendent. 
The primary responsibilities of Bridgewater Township include: care of township roads, planning and zoning for the township, proper conduct of elections, and participate with other units of government (cities, counties, townships) to cooperate with planning issues. A unique feature of Bridgewater Township includes the orderly annexation agreements currently in place with the City of Northfield and the City of Dundas. These agreements were forged to help direct future growth in sensible ways.