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256th Street Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.674167,-96.656944

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Carries 256th Street over Slip Up Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 42.3 Feet
Span Length: 40.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Creek on 256th Street, 3.7 mi. east and 6 mi. south of Baltic in Mapleton Township
History: Built 1938
Built: 1938

Location: Minnehaha County

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257th Street Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 43.659722,-96.667500

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Carries 257th Street over Slip Up Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 47.2 Feet
Span Length: 44.9 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Creek on 257th Street, 3.1 mi. east and 7 mi. south of Baltic in Mapleton Township
History: Built 1938
Built: 1938

Location: Minnehaha County

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84th Street Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 43.630556,-96.720278

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Carries 84th Street over Unnamed creek
Design: truss/pony/queenpost
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 40.0 Feet
Span Length: 39.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Creek on 84th Street, 1 mi. south of Renner in Mapleton Township
History: Built 1900; Now replaced.
Built: 1900

Location: Minnehaha County

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113276

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Overview

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Beaver Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 43.558380,-96.536299

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Carries 264th Street over Beaver Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 98.4 Feet
Span Length: 59.1 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over Beaver Creek on 264th Street, 1.8 mi. east and 2 mi. south of Brandon in Split Rock Township
History: Built 1910; replaced 2014
Built: 1910

Location: Minnehaha County

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians only

Location: 43.503102,-96.756107

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Carries Sioux River Bike Trail over Big Sioux River
Design: truss/through/warren
Design Details: Riveted, 6-panel Warren through truss
Total Length: 315.0 Feet
Span Length: 148.0 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over Big Sioux River on the Sioux River Bike Trail
History: Built 1906
Built: 1906

Location: Minnehaha County

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108789

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Side view

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108790

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Portal

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108791

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Deck view

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108792

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Upper chord hip joint

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108793

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Plaque

Built by
Penn Steel Co.
Steelton Pa.
1909

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311768

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

Looking West

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311769

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

East Approach

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311770

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

Extra Bracing

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311771

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

East Approach

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311772

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

Overview

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311773

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

Truss

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311774

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

Truss

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311775

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

East Approach

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311776

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

Overview

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311777

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

East Approach

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311778

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

West Abutment

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311779

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

Lower Connection

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311780

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

Lower Connection

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311781

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

Lower Connection

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311782

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

Upper Angle Connection

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311783

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

Pier

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311784

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

East Abutment

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311785

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

Looking West

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311786

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

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311787

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

Portal Bracing

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311788

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

Plate

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311789

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

Looking East

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311790

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

Looking East

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311791

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

Distant View

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311812

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

Looking West

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311813

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

East Approach

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311814

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

Extra Bracing

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311815

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

East Approach

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311816

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

Overview

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311817

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

Overview

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311818

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

Truss

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311819

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

East Approach

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311820

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

Overview

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311821

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

East Approach

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311822

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

West Abutment

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311823

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

Lower Connection

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311824

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

Lower Connection

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

Lower Connection

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

Upper Connection

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

Pier

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

East Abutment

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

Looking West

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

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311831

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

Portal Bracing

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

Plate

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

Looking East

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

Looking East

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Sertoma Park Trail Bridge

Distant View

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Big Sioux Road Bridge

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 43.720302,-96.748555

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Carries Big Sioux Road over Big Sioux River
Design: truss/through/parker
Design Details: Pin-connected, 9-panel Parker through truss
Total Length: 152.6 Feet
Span Length: 149.6 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over Big Sioux River on Big Sioux Road, 3 mi. south of Baltic
History: Built ca. 1910 by the Western Bridge and Constuction Co. Abandoned in 1998, later removed.
Built: 1910

Location: Minnehaha County

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111955

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Overview of the bridge

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111956

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Oblique view of east approach

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111957

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Approaching the bridge from the east

Here, the road between this bridge and the pony truss bridge is impassable. One must go by foot to cross this bridge.

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111958

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Inside the bridge

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111959

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Oblique view from the southwest

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111960

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west approach

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Big Sioux River Bridge

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 43.720373,-96.745880

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Carries Big Sioux Road over Big Sioux River
Design: truss/pony/queenpost
Design Details: Queenpost pony truss
Total Length: 50.9 Feet
Span Length: 47.9 Feet

Overview: Queenpost pony truss bridge over a small branch of the Big Sioux River on Big Sioux Road, 2.7 mi. south and 0.6 mi. west of Baltic
History: Built 1935, closed to traffic in 1998, removed along with Big Sioux River bridge in 2012
Built: 1935

Location: Minnehaha County

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EE - Elmen Park Bridge

Status: Open to railroad traffic

Location: 43.547629,-96.769153

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Carries Ellis & Eastern Railroad over Big Sioux River
Design: truss/through/lattice/quadrangular
Design Details: Quadrangular lattice through truss
Total Length: 325.0 Feet
Span Length: 100.0 Feet

Overview: Quadrangular truss bridge over Big Sioux River on Ellis & Eastern Railroad
History: Built 1892
Built: 1892

Location: Minnehaha County

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108794

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Side view

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108795

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Oblique view

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311740

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Elmen Park Rail Bridge

Overview

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311741

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Elmen Park Rail Bridge

Overview

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311742

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Elmen Park Rail Bridge

Overview

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Elmen Park Rail Bridge

Overview

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Elmen Park Rail Bridge

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Elmen Park Rail Bridge

East Approach

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Elmen Park Rail Bridge

Pier

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Elmen Park Rail Bridge

Looking East

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Elmen Park Rail Bridge

Lower Connection

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Elmen Park Rail Bridge

West End

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Elmen Park Rail Bridge

West Abutment

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Elmen Park Rail Bridge

Lower Connection

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Elmen Park Rail Bridge

Upper Angle Connection

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Elmen Park Rail Bridge

West Abutment

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311754

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Elmen Park Rail Bridge

Truss

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Elmen Park Rail Bridge

Overview

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311756

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Elmen Park Rail Bridge

Looking East

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311757

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Elmen Park Rail Bridge

Portal Bracing

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311758

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Elmen Park Rail Bridge

Upper Angle Connection, with rebuilt bolts

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Elmen Park Rail Bridge

Plate

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Cherry Rock Park Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians only

Location: 43.537283,-96.705009

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Carries over Big Sioux River
Design: truss/through/parker
Design Details: Main span: Pin-connected, 9-panel Parker through truss Approach span: Pin-connected, half-hip Pratt pony truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over Big Sioux River at Cherry Rock Park in Sioux Falls
History: Built 1902
Built: 1902

Location: Minnehaha County

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108796

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Overview

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108797

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Deck view

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108798

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Portal

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108799

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Behind portal

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108800

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Approach

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108801

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Plaque

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Cherry rock bridge

Photo taken by Mick Zerr in April 2017

276463

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Pony Truss Approach

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Pony Truss Approach

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Pony Truss Approach

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Restricted Use Sign

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Pedestrian Walkway

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Portal

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Build Plaque

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Upper Joint

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Steel Grate Deck

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Pedestrian Safety Rail

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Steel Deck

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Big Sioux River

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Big Sioux River

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Rivet Detail

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461305

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Bracing Damage

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461306

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Bracing Damage

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Dell Rapids Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 43.820893,-96.706749

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Carries Garfield Avenue over Big Sioux River
Design: girder/deck/concrete
Design Details: Concrete deck girder
Total Length: 240.2 Feet
Span Length: 60.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete girder bridge over Big Sioux River on Garfield Avenue in Dell Rapids
History: Built 1929
Built: 1929

Location: Minnehaha County

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109141

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Overview

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109142

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Plaque

276464

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Diversion Ditch Bridge

Status: Replaced with a culvert

Location: 43.659804,-96.728676

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Carries 257th Street over Diversion Ditch
Design: truss/pony/pratt
Design Details: Riveted, 4-panel Pratt pony truss
Total Length: 55.1 Feet
Span Length: 54.1 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Diversion Ditch on 257th Street, 0.3 mi. west and 1 mi. north of Renner
History: Built 1938 by the Western Bridge Company of Omaha, Nebraska
Built: 1938

Location: Minnehaha County

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113274

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Overview

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113275

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Plaque

Constructed by the Western Bridge Company Omaha, NEB

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Eighth Street Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.548611,-96.725583

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Carries Eighth Street over Big Sioux River
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 241.2 Feet
Span Length: 85.3 Feet

Overview: Three-span concrete arch bridge over Big Sioux River on Eighth Street in Sioux Falls
History: Built 1912
Built: 1912

Location: Minnehaha County

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109143

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Overview

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View from the south

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311647

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8th Street Bridge

Overview

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311648

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8th Street Bridge

East End

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311649

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8th Street Bridge

West End

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8th Street Bridge

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Circa 1914

Old Postcard View

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Maple Road Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians only

Location: 43.572905,-96.763971

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Carries over Big Sioux River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pin-connected, 8-panel Pratt through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over Big Sioux River on former Maple Road in Sioux Falls
History:
Built:

Location: Minnehaha County

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108802

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Side view

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108803

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Portal

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108804

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Lower joint

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461282

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Trail Marker Sign

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West Portal

Looking East

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Pedestrian Walkway

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Longitudinal Steel

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Truss

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Big Sioux River

Looking North

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Big Sioux River

Looking South

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East Portal

Looking West

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Oblique View

Looking South

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Yankton Trail Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians only

Location: 43.501500,-96.751139

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Carries Trail over Big Sioux River
Design: truss/through/parker
Design Details: Pin-connected, 9-panel Parker through truss
Total Length: 195.9 Feet
Span Length: 148.0 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over Big Sioux River on Old Yankton Road in Sioux Falls
History: Built 1895 by W.S. Hewett & Co.
Built: 1895

Location: Minnehaha County

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108805

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Overview

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108806

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Deck view

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Underneath

Photo taken 1999 by Jason Smith

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Yankton t bridge1

Photo taken by Mick Zerr in October 2010

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Yankton t bridge2

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Informational Plaque

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Informational Plaque

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Informational Plaque

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Informational Plaque

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Snowy Approach

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Portal

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Lateral Brace

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Big Sioux River

Modern Railing

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Big Sioux River

Modern Railing

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Snowy Portal

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Old Load Limit Sign

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Palisades Bridge

Status: Open to one-lane traffic

Location: 43.689028,-96.518389

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Carries State Park access road over Split Rock Creek
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pin-connected, 7-panel Pratt through truss
Total Length: 119.1 Feet
Span Length: 117.1 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over Split Rock Creek in Palisades State Park
History: Built 1908 by the Western Bridge & Construction Co.; rehabilitated 1940
Built: 1908

Location: Minnehaha County

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108808

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Side view

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108809

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Portal

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On the bridge

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Palisades bridge2

Photo taken by Mick Zerr in October 2010

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File:Palisades Bridge 1.jpg

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Historic Marker

Photo taken by Neil Krout in November 2019

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Oblique View

Looking Southeast

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Oblique View

Looking Northeast

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Oblique View

Looking Northeast

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Deck

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Looking East

East Portal

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Split Rock Creek

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Looking West

East Portal

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Split Rock Creek

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Park Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.722178,-96.500712

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Carries Park Road over Devils Gulch
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 55.1 Feet
Span Length: 9.8 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Devils Gulch on Park Road in Garretson
History: Built 1935
Built: 1935

Location: Minnehaha County

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File:Devils Gulch Bridge 1.jpg

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Pipestone Creek Bridge

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 43.834044,-96.510514

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Carries 245th Street over Pipestone Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 50.5 Feet
Span Length: 47.9 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Pipestone Creek on 245th Street, 9.7 mi. east and 0.5 mi. north of Dell Rapids in Highland Township
History: Built 1935
Built: 1935

Location: Minnehaha County

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Silver Creek Bridge

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 43.688374,-96.711251

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Carries 255th Street over Silver Creek
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt through truss
Total Length: 125.7 Feet
Span Length: 78.7 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over Silver Creek on 255th Street, 3 mi. north and 1 mi. east of Renner
History: Built 1938, closed to traffic in 2000s, replaced in 2012
Built: 1938

Location: Minnehaha County

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111385

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Overview

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111386

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Inside the bridge

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Plaque

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Skunk Creek Bridge

Status: No longer exists

Location: 43.728056,-97.030000

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Carries 459th Avenue over Skunk Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 104.0 Feet
Span Length: 70.2 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over Skunk Creek on 459th Avenue, 5 mi. west and 4.3 mi. south of Colton
History: Built ca. 1940; rehabilitated 1962; replaced 2003
Built: ca. 1940

Location: Minnehaha County

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Skunk Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.688844,-96.964081

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Carries 255th Street over Skunk Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 41.0 Feet
Span Length: 41.0 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over Skunk Creek on 255th Street, 1.8 mi. west and 7 mi. south of Colton in Grand Meadow Township
History: Built 1930; replaced 2014
Built: 1930

Location: Minnehaha County

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Skunk Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.674345,-96.957799

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Carries 256th Street over Skunk Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 62.3 Feet
Span Length: 60.4 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Skunk Creek on 256th Street, 3.5 mi. north and 0.2 mi. west of Hartford in Grand Meadow Township
History: Built 1930
Built: 1930

Location: Minnehaha County

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Split Rock Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.718611,-96.504722

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Carries 5th Street over Split Rock Creek
Design: arch/deck/steel
Design Details: Steel arch
Total Length: 244.1 Feet
Span Length: 30.8 Feet

Overview: Steel arch bridge over Split Rock Creek on 5th Street in Garretson
History: Built 1966
Built: 1966

Location: Minnehaha County

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State Park Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.688889,-96.518056

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Carries State Park Road over Split Rock Creek
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Through truss
Total Length: 119.1 Feet
Span Length: 117.1 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over Split Rock Creek on State Park Road, 1.5 mi. south and 0.5 mi. west of Garretson in Palisade Township
History: Built 1940
Built: 1940

Location: Minnehaha County

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Van Demark Avenue Bridge

Status: Intact but closed to all traffic

Location: 43.663333,-96.940278

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Carries Van Demark Avenue over Skunk Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 60.0 Feet
Span Length: 58.1 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Skunk Creek on Van Demark Avenue, 8.7 mi. south and 0.5 mi. west of Colton in Hartford Township
History: Built 1938
Built: 1938

Location: Minnehaha County

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W. Madison Street Bridge

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 43.558351,-96.842223

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Carries W. Madison Street over Skunk Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 65.0 Feet
Span Length: 64.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Skunk Creek on W. Madison Street, 0.5 mi. south and 0.6 mi. west of Ellis in Wayne Township
History: Built 1935
Built: 1935

Location: Minnehaha County

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474th Street Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.796389,-96.729167

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Carries 474 Th Avenue over Big Sioux River
Design: beam/stringer
Design Details: Stringer
Total Length: 53.5 Feet
Span Length: 53.5 Feet

Overview: Stringer bridge over Big Sioux Rv on 474 th Avenue
History: Built 1997
Built: 1997

Location: Minnehaha County

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New Bridge

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Its predecessor

This span was located on the hill next to a landfill just south of Dell Rapids. It was tall enough to be seen from nearby SD Hwy. 115. It is unknown what has happened to the bridge except that it seems like it was destined to be reused somewhere. JS

Photo taken in Summer 1998 by Jason Smith

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Side view of old bridge

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View South Of North Approach

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View Southwest Of East Side

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View Of Southeast Of West Side

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View Southeast Of South Sioux Quartzite Stone Slab Abutment

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View North Of South Approach

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View Northwest Of East Side

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View Northeast Of West Side

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View East, Details Of North Concrete Abutment And Bottom Cord Connection

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View North Details Of Cut-Out Corner Bracket For Latticed Strut, And Riveted Connections

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Riverdale Park Trail Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians

Location: 43.533086,-96.698235

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Carries City Pedestrian Trail over Big Sioux River
Design: truss/through/lattice/quadrangular
Design Details: Quadrangular lattice through truss
Total Length: 430.0 Feet
Span Length: 125.0 Feet

Overview: Lattice through truss bridge over Big Sioux River City Pedestrian Trail
History: Built 1888
Built: 1888

Location: Minnehaha County

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Portal view

Note: This was taken in the summer time where the trees made it difficult to get some photos. It's best to photograph them in the winter time. JS

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Close up of riveted joints

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Inside the bridge

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Plaque

1888 M. Lassic Chicago, ILL

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Riverdale Park Trail Bridge

North Approach

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Riverdale Park Trail Bridge

Looking South

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Riverdale Park Trail Bridge

South Pier

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Riverdale Park Trail Bridge

Under Truss

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Riverdale Park Trail Bridge

North Pier

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Riverdale Park Trail Bridge

Overview

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Riverdale Park Trail Bridge

South Approach

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Riverdale Park Trail Bridge

South Approach

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Riverdale Park Trail Bridge

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Riverdale Park Trail Bridge

South Pier

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Riverdale Park Trail Bridge

Upper Connection

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Riverdale Park Trail Bridge

Lower Connection

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Riverdale Park Trail Bridge

South Abutment

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Riverdale Park Trail Bridge

Looking North

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Riverdale Park Trail Bridge

Portal Bracing

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Riverdale Park Trail Bridge

Upper Connection

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Riverdale Park Trail Bridge

Portal Bracing

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Riverdale Park Trail Bridge

Plate

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Riverdale Park Trail Bridge

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EE - Beadle Park Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.544534,-96.719468

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Carries Ellis & Eastern Railroad over Big Sioux River
Design: truss/through/lattice/quadrangular
Design Details: Quadrangular lattice through truss
Total Length: 380.0 Feet
Span Length: 150.0 Feet

Overview: Lattice through truss bridge over Big Sioux River on Ellis & Eastern Railroad
History: Built 1893
Built: 1893

Location: Minnehaha County

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View from 11th Street Viaduct

Photo taken in Summer 1999 by Jason Smith

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Oblique view from city bike trail

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South entrance

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Side view

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Oblique view from the trees

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Beadle Park Rail Bridge (W)

North Abutment

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Beadle Park Rail Bridge (W)

North Pier

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Beadle Park Rail Bridge (W)

Overview

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Beadle Park Rail Bridge (W)

Overview

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Beadle Park Rail Bridge (W)

Looking North

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Beadle Park Rail Bridge (W)

Portal Bracing

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Beadle Park Rail Bridge (W)

Plate

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Beadle Park Rail Bridge (W)

Upper Angle Connection

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Beadle Park Rail Bridge (W)

Lower Connection

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Beadle Park Rail Bridge (W)

Looking North

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Beadle Park Rail Bridge (W)

Portal Bracing

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Beadle Park Rail Bridge (W)

South Approach

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Beadle Park Rail Bridge (W)

South Pier

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Beadle Park Rail Bridge (W)

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Beadle Park Rail Bridge (W)

South Approach

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Beadle Park Rail Bridge (W)

Center Pier

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Beadle Park Rail Bridge (W)

Under Truss

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Beadle Park Rail Bridge (W)

North Pier

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Beadle Park Rail Bridge (W)

North Approach

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Iverson Crossing

Status: Closed to all traffic

Location: 43.529146,-96.600774

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Carries Iverson Crossing Road east of East Sioux Falls and 1.3 miles west of Rowena over Big Sioux River
Design: truss/through/parker
Design Details: Parker through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Parker through truss bridge over Big Sioux River on Iverson Crossing Road east of East Sioux Falls and 1.3 miles west of Rowena
History: Formerly part of the Iverson Road linking Sioux Falls with Sibley, IA and Blue Earth, MN, it was named after the Iverson family, whose homestead was located near this bridge. First bridge built in 1889, but was replaced with current span in 1897.
Built: 1897

Location: Minnehaha County

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View of Parker span

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Oblique view

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Deck view of three pony truss spans

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Plaque on the bridge

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Plaque at entrance to Iverson Crossing Rd.

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Stone plaque

Photo taken by Birgit Smith in August 2009

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Metal plaque part 1....

Photo taken by Birgit Smith in August 2009

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...and part 2

OMT: When we drove past the bridge, we saw that the planks were still in place- must've been newly installed. The bridge is still there but privately owned since the early 1990s

Photo taken by Birgit Smith in August 2009

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Banning Mill and Crossing

Status: Collapsed

Location: 43.514422,-96.596869

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Carries 267th Street just south of Hwy. 42 and Iverson Bridges near East Sioux Falls over Big Sioux River
Design: unknown
Design Details:
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost bridge over Big Sioux River on 267th Street just south of Hwy. 42 and Iverson Bridges near East Sioux Falls
History: The bridge was built three times in its lifetime: 1884, 1895, and 1899. While it was washed away the first two times, the bridge collapsed under a herd of cattle the third time. It was never rebuilt.
Built: 1899

Location: Minnehaha County

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Remains of the east approach

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Remains of the west approach

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Close up of pier and abutments on the east side

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Dedication of the site on 11 July, 1998

This was the official ceremony to dedicate the mill and bridge as a national historic landmark. The site is privately owned.

Photo taken by Jason Smith

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Close-up of the plaque part 1

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...and part 2

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Falls Park Pipeline Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.558422,-96.721324

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Carries pipeline over Big Sioux River at Falls Park in Sioux Falls
Design: truss/through/warren
Design Details: Warren through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Warren through truss bridge over Big Sioux River at Falls Park in Sioux Falls on pipeline
History:
Built:

Location: Minnehaha County

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Overview

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Side view from McClellan Street Bridge

Note: On the right, the a bike/pedestrian route runs underneath the bridge. This used to be a street before it was renovated in the 1990s. JS

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EE- Split Rock Creek Bridge

Status: Abandoned

Location: 43.582519,-96.573330

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Carries Abandoned Ellis & Eastern Railroad over Split Rock Creek
Design: truss/through/lattice/quadrangular
Design Details: Main span: Quadrangular lattice through truss
Total Length: 315.0 Feet
Span Length: 120.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned lattice through truss bridge over Split Rock Creek on Abandoned Ellis & Eastern Railroad
History: Built 1891
Built: 1891

Location: Minnehaha County

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Distant view of the bridge

Photo taken in Summer 1998 by Jason Smith

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Close-up of through truss span

Note: I used a special graphic technique to get a close-up of the bridge. All the pictures that were taken were from the main road, for the area was completely sealed off.

Photo taken in 1998 by Jason Smith

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Distant transversal view

Photo taken in 1998 by Jason Smith

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Close-up of west entrance

Same technique applies with this photo. JS

Photo taken in 1998 by Jason Smith

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Abandoned Split Rock Creek Bridge

Overview

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Abandoned Split Rock Creek Bridge

Overview

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Abandoned Split Rock Creek Bridge

East Approach

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Abandoned Split Rock Creek Bridge

West Pier

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Abandoned Split Rock Creek Bridge

East Abutment

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Abandoned Split Rock Creek Bridge

Looking West

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Abandoned Split Rock Creek Bridge

Looking West

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Abandoned Split Rock Creek Bridge

Lower Connection

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Abandoned Split Rock Creek Bridge

Looking East

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Abandoned Split Rock Creek Bridge

Portal Bracing

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Abandoned Split Rock Creek Bridge

East Pier

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Abandoned Split Rock Creek Bridge

West Pier

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Abandoned Split Rock Creek Bridge

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Abandoned Split Rock Creek Bridge

West Approach

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Abandoned Split Rock Creek Bridge

East pier

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Abandoned Split Rock Creek Bridge

Lower Connection

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Abandoned Split Rock Creek Bridge

Overview

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BNSF - Falls Park Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.555141,-96.723620

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Carries BNSF Railway over Big Sioux River
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder
Total Length: 680.0 Feet
Span Length: 52.0 Feet

Overview: Girder Bridge over Big Sioux River in Sioux Falls on BNSF Railway
History: Built 1919 and 1947
Built: 1919

Location: Minnehaha County

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View of The Falls and the Bridge on top.

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Photo taken by Ruth Reynolds in May 2009

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Photo taken by Ruth Reynolds in May 2009

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Photo taken by Kris Horvath

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Photo taken by Jerry Huddleson

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Falls Park Rail Bridge

Overview

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Falls Park Rail Bridge

Overview

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Falls Park Rail Bridge

Looking North

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Falls Park Rail Bridge

South End

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Falls Park Rail Bridge

Pier

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Falls Park Rail Bridge

South Abutment

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Falls Park Rail Bridge

Looking North

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Falls Park Rail Bridge

Looking North

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Falls Park Rail Bridge

Overview

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Falls Park Rail Bridge

Overview

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Falls Park Rail Bridge

Overview

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Falls Park Rail Bridge

North Abutment

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Falls Park Rail Bridge

Date Stamp

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Falls Park Rail Bridge

Overview

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BNSF - Big Sioux River Bridge

Status: Replaced by a gross MOB

Location: 43.549760,-96.724692

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Carries BNSF Railroad over Big Sioux River
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Crosses Big Sioux River between 6th and 8th streets
History:
Built:

Location: Minnehaha County

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Overview from the city bike trail

Photo taken in Summer 1999 by Jason Smith

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Bridge in 2010

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BNSF - Beadle Park Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.544146,-96.717837

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Carries BNSF Railway over Big Sioux River at Beadle Greenway Park in Sioux Falls, 0.2 miles east of BNSF Bridge at 11th Street Viaduct
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 530.0 Feet
Span Length: 75.0 Feet

Overview: Deck Girder Bridge over Big Sioux Riveron BNSF Railway
History: Built 1924, South Approach Rebuilt 2006
Built: 1924

Location: Minnehaha County

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Oblique view from bike trail on north side

Photo taken in Summer 1999 by Jason Smith

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Beadle Park Rail Bridge (E)

Pier

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Beadle Park Rail Bridge (E)

Overview

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Beadle Park Rail Bridge (E)

Overview

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Beadle Park Rail Bridge (E)

Looking North

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Beadle Park Rail Bridge (E)

Pier

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Beadle Park Rail Bridge (E)

Looking North

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Beadle Park Rail Bridge (E)

South Abutment

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Beadle Park Rail Bridge (E)

South Approach Rebuilt 2006

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Beadle Park Rail Bridge (E)

Looking North

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Beadle Park Rail Bridge (E)

Pier

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Beadle Park Rail Bridge (E)

Looking North

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Beadle Park Rail Bridge (E)

Overview

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Beadle Park Rail Bridge (E)

North End

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Beadle Park Rail Bridge (E)

Pier

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Beadle Park Rail Bridge (E)

Pier

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Beadle Park Rail Bridge (E)

Plate

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Beadle Park Rail Bridge (E)

North Abutment

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Beadle Park Rail Bridge (E)

Date Stamp

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DAIR - Big Sioux River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.796328,-96.729520

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Carries Dakota & Iowa Railroad over Big Sioux River
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder and trestle
Total Length: 162.0 Feet
Span Length: 80.0 Feet

Overview: Through Plate Girder Bridge over Big Sioux River on D&I Railroad
History:
Built:

Location: Minnehaha County

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View from roadway bridge

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Meadowland Street Bridge

Status: Closed to all traffic

Location: 43.696191,-96.738125

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Carries Meadowland Street (now private), 5 miles south of Baltic over Big Sioux River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: 7-panel, pinned Pratt through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Pratt through truss bridge over Big Sioux River on Meadowland Street (now private), 5 miles south of Baltic
History:
Built:

Location: Minnehaha County

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West approach

Photo taken in 1998-9 by Jason Smith

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Inside the bridge

Photo taken in 1998-9 by Jason Smith

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Overview

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Inside the bridge from the northeast

Photo taken in 1998-9 by Jason Smith

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Close-up of the portal

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Big Sioux River Bridge

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 43.688619,-96.738640

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Carries 255th Street over Big Sioux River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Big Sioux River on 255th Street
History:
Built:

Location: Minnehaha County

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View from the hilltop

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111962

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Close up of the west portal with vines

The vines extended up the endposts to the portal, which made this an interesting shot.

Photo taken in 1999 by Jason Smith

111963

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east approach

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111964

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close up of flooring and member joints

The flooring system is in poor shape as part of the top layer was ripped off, exposing the bottom layer.

Photo taken in 1999 by Jason Smith

111965

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Oblique view

The bridge has been closed to traffic for years with the fill to the west approach being removed.

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Orleans Avenue Bridge

Status: Removed

Location: 43.820098,-96.710037

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Carries Orleans Avenue over Big Sioux River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost through truss bridge over Big Sioux River on Orleans Avenue in Dell Rapids
History: Through truss bridge was closed to traffic for many years, posing a safety hazard resulting in the city councils decision to remove it
Built: 1885

Location: Minnehaha County

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Remains of the bridge's south abutment

Photo taken in 1998 by Jason Smith

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Orleans Avenue Bridge

Argus-Leader: January 11 1990

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Orleans Avenue Bridge

Argus-Leader: January 11 1990

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Silver Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 43.645278,-96.720833

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Carries 258 Th Street, 0.3 miles W of SD 115 over Silver Creek
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 60.0 Feet
Span Length: 20.0 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over Silver Creek on 258th Street, 0.3 miles W of SD 115
History: Built 1935; rehabilitated 1967, now replaced
Built: 1935

Location: Minnehaha County

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Overview

Note the Town Lattice railings

Photo taken in 1998 by Jason Smith

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I-90 Bridge at Big Sioux Crossing

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.610000,-96.743889

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Carries I-90 W&E over Big Sioux Rv, Local Road
Design: beam/stringer
Design Details: Stringer
Total Length: 335.6 Feet
Span Length: 115.2 Feet

Overview: Stringer bridge over Big Sioux Rv, Local Road on I-90 W&E in Sioux Falls
History: Built 1992
Built: 1992-3

Location: Minnehaha County

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Taken during bridge tour around Sioux Falls area

Photo taken in summer 1999 by Jason Smith

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254th Street Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.703056,-96.736944

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Carries 254 Th Street over Big Sioux Rv
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 212.0 Feet
Span Length: 82.0 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over Big Sioux Rv on 254 Th Street
History: Built 1983
Built: 1983

Location: Minnehaha County

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Overview

Photo taken in summer 1999 by Jason Smith

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I-229 Big Sioux River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.570278,-96.693056

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Carries I229 N over Big Sioux River
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Haunched steel stringer
Total Length: 436.0 Feet
Span Length: 120.1 Feet

Overview: Haunched steel stringer bridge over Big Sioux River on I229 N in Sioux Falls
History:
Built: 1961

Location: Minnehaha County

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Close-up of the cantilever deck girder design

These two photos were taken prior to its replacement.

Photo taken in 1998 by Jason Smith

113305

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Overview

Photo taken in 1998 by Jason Smith

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11th Street Viaduct

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.546389,-96.717778

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Carries 11th Street over 3rd Ave, Big Sioux R & RR
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 1578.5 Feet
Span Length: 140.1 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over 3rd Ave, Big Sioux R & RR on 11th Street in Sioux Falls
History: Built 1971; rehabilitated 1986
Built: 1971

Location: Minnehaha County

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east approach

Photo taken in 1999 by Jason Smith

113309

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Center span

... with a few trees in front.

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113310

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west approach

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113311

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western spans

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10th Street Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.546111,-96.722500

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Carries 10th Street over Big Sioux Rv
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 217.2 Feet
Span Length: 74.5 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over Big Sioux Rv on 10th Street in Sioux Falls
History: Built 1934; rehabilitated 1978
Built: 1934

Location: Minnehaha County

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Side view from the bike trail

Photo taken in 1999 by Jason Smith

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10th Street RR Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.546576,-96.719024

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Carries 10th Street over Railroad Switchyard Rr
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 844.5 Feet
Span Length: 85.6 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over Railroad Switchyard on 10th Street in Sioux Falls
History: Built 1930; rehabilitated 1979
Built: 1930

Location: Minnehaha County

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View from the bike trail and riverside

Photo taken in 1999 by Jason Smith

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Ellis & Eastern - Big Sioux River Bridge (Brandon)

Status: Abandoned

Location: 43.599289,-96.599887

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Carries Ellis & Eastern Railroad over Big Sioux River
Design: truss/through/lattice/quadrangular
Design Details: Quadrangular lattice through truss with trestle approaches on both ends.
Total Length: 470.0 Feet
Span Length: 150.0 Feet

Overview: Quadrangular through truss bridge over Big Sioux River on Ellis & Eastern Railroad
History: Built 1887
Built: 1887

Location: Minnehaha County

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View from the south side

These photos were taken from nearby roads. Unfortunately, the property surrounding the bridge was fenced off completely. Henceforth, I tried to focus in with the camera and with the photo print program.

Photo taken in 1998 by Jason Smith

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Close-up

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View of the north end

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Close-up of the side

Photo taken in 1998 by Jason Smith

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Abandoned Big Sioux River Bridge

Looking West

Photo taken by John Marvig in January 2016

345279

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Abandoned Big Sioux River Bridge

Looking West

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Abandoned Big Sioux River Bridge

Portal Bracing

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Abandoned Big Sioux River Bridge

East Approach

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345282

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Abandoned Big Sioux River Bridge

Overview

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Abandoned Big Sioux River Bridge

Overview

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Abandoned Big Sioux River Bridge

East Pier

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Abandoned Big Sioux River Bridge

Overview

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Abandoned Big Sioux River Bridge

Upper Angle Connection

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Abandoned Big Sioux River Bridge

Upper Connection

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Abandoned Big Sioux River Bridge

Lower Connection

Photo taken by John Marvig in January 2016

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RR bridge near Brandon fire station/sewage ponds

Photo taken by Mick Zerr in January 2018

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Russell Street Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.565000,-96.763333

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Carries Russell St (SD Hwy. 38) south of Maple Rd. Bridge over Big Sioux Rv
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 276.9 Feet
Span Length: 105.0 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over Big Sioux Rv on Russell St (SD Hwy. 38) south of Maple Rd. Bridge in Sioux Falls
History: Built 1955; rehabilitated 1978
Built: 1955

Location: Minnehaha County

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Photo taken in 1999 by Jason Smith

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I-229 Big Sioux River Bridge at Western Ave. Exit

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.501944,-96.753056

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Carries I-229 over Big Sioux Rv
Design: beam/stringer
Design Details: Stringer
Total Length: 466.9 Feet
Span Length: 114.8 Feet

Overview: Stringer bridge over Big Sioux Rv on I-229, 0.3 mi. W of Western Ave. Interchange in Sioux Falls
History: Built 1994
Built: 1994

Location: Minnehaha County

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Photo taken in 1999 by Jason Smith

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West 41st Street Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.515000,-96.766389

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Carries 41st Street over Big Sioux River
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 286.1 Feet
Span Length: 109.9 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over Big Sioux Rv on 41st Street in Sioux Falls
History: Built 1965; rehabilitated 1976; replaced in 2010
Built: 1965

Location: Minnehaha County

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Cliff Avenue Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.542778,-96.711111

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Carries Cliff Avenue S of E 12th Street over Big Sioux Rv
Design: other
Design Details:
Total Length: 302.5 Feet
Span Length: 65.0 Feet

Overview: Bridge over Big Sioux Rv on Cliff Avenue S of E 12th Street in Sioux Falls
History: Built 1973
Built: 1973

Location: Minnehaha County

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Overview

Photo taken in 1999 by Jason Smith

113321

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On the bridge

Note: The railroad crossing guards are just after the bridge.

Photo taken in 1999 by Jason Smith

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Close-up of the guard rail

Note: The bike trail passes underneath the bridge enroute to Cherry Rock Park from Beadle Greenway

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Sixth Street Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.551111,-96.723611

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Carries Sixth Street E of Phillips Ave. over Big Sioux Rv
Design: other
Design Details:
Total Length: 231.3 Feet
Span Length: 62.3 Feet

Overview: Bridge over Big Sioux Rv on Sixth Street E of Phillips Ave. in Sioux Falls
History: Built 1975
Built: 1975

Location: Minnehaha County

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Note: Not the best looking bridge, but the buildings in the background make up the difference.

Photo taken in 1999 by Jason Smith

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Bahnson Avenue Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.570278,-96.684722

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Carries Bahnson Avenue over Big Sioux Rv
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 344.2 Feet
Span Length: 95.1 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over Big Sioux Rv on Bahnson Avenue in Sioux Falls
History: Built 1989 on an alignment east of previous bridge. Old bridge was demolished. S approach renamed Glennwood Circle
Built: 1989

Location: Minnehaha County

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Oblique view of new bridge

Photo taken in 1998 by Jason Smith

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The remains of the old bridge

Photo taken in 1998 by Jason Smith

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Falls Park Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 43.561667,-96.721667

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Carries Falls Park Dr. and McClellan Street Bridge over Big Sioux River at Falls Park
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss with M-frame portal bracings and riveted connections
Total Length: 120.0 Feet
Span Length: 100.1 Feet

Overview: Lost Through truss bridge over Big Sioux River at Falls Park on Falls Park Dr. and McClellan Street Bridge in Sioux Falls
History: Built 1930 replacing a previous truss span that was later relocated; Replaced in 1995
Built: 1930

Location: Minnehaha County

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McClellan Street Bridge

Argus-Leader: April 8 1952

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McClellan Street Bridge

Argus-Leader: March 27 1930

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McClellan Street Bridge

Argus-Leader: March 23 1930

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McClellan Street Bridge

Argus-Leader: April 17 1930

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McClellan Street Bridge

Argus-Leader: October 12 1930

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McClellan Street Bridge

Argus-Leader: November 12 1994

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Split Rock Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.688889,-96.518056

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Carries State Park Road over Split Rock Creek
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: 7-panel, pin-connected Pratt through truss
Total Length: 119.1 Feet
Span Length: 117.1 Feet

Overview: Pratt through truss bridge over Split Rock Creek on State Park Road
History: Built 1940
Built: 1940

Location: Minnehaha County

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Riverview Hotel Trail Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians only

Location: 43.547592,-96.724805

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Carries Bike Path over Big Sioux River
Design: truss/pony/howe
Design Details: Howe pony truss
Total Length: 215.0 Feet
Span Length: 60.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Big Sioux River on Bike Path
History: Built Ca. 1888, Rehabilitated 2013
Built: 1888

Location: Minnehaha County

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Riverview Hotel Trail Bridge

Plaque giving history of rail line

Photo taken by John Marvig in December 2014

311687

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Riverview Hotel Trail Bridge

Overview

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Riverview Hotel Trail Bridge

Approaches

Photo taken by John Marvig in December 2014

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Riverview Hotel Trail Bridge

Pier

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Riverview Hotel Trail Bridge

Looking East

Photo taken by John Marvig in December 2014

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Riverview Hotel Trail Bridge

Looking East

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Riverview Hotel Trail Bridge

Upper Angle Connection

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Riverview Hotel Trail Bridge

Upper Connection

Photo taken by John Marvig in December 2014

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Riverview Hotel Trail Bridge

Overview

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Riverview Hotel Trail Bridge

Pier

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Riverview Hotel Trail Bridge

Lower Connection

Photo taken by John Marvig in December 2014

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Riverview Hotel Trail Bridge

West Approach

Photo taken by John Marvig in December 2014

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Riverview Hotel Trail Bridge

West Truss

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Riverview Hotel Trail Bridge

Pier

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Riverview Hotel Trail Bridge

East Truss

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Riverview Hotel Trail Bridge

Rebuilt East Abutment

Photo taken by John Marvig in December 2014

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Riverview Hotel Trail Bridge

Overview

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BNSF - Palisades Park Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.699875,-96.512718

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Carries Railroad over Split Rock Creek
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over Split Rock Creek on Railroad
History:
Built:

Location: Minnehaha County

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IC - Big Sioux River Bridge

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 43.525323,-96.599122

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Carries Former Illinois Central Railroad over Big Sioux River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: 3 150' Pin Connected Pratt through trusses
Total Length: 450.0 Feet
Span Length: 150.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Big Sioux River on Former Illinois Central Railroad
History: Built 1887 by the Union Bridge Company, removed 1972
Built: 1887

Location: Minnehaha County

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BNSF - Big Sioux River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.606535,-96.633298

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Carries BNSF Railroad over Big Sioux River
Design: truss/pony/polygonal/verticals
Design Details: Polygonal Warren pony truss with all verticals
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Polygonal Warren pony truss with all verticals bridge over Big Sioux River on BNSF Railroad
History:
Built:

Location: Minnehaha County

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BNSF - Split Rock Creek Bridge (Corson)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.627999,-96.568837

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Carries BNSF Railroad over Split Rock Creek
Design: truss/pony/warren/verticals
Design Details: Warren pony truss with all verticals
Total Length: 270.0 Feet
Span Length: 120.0 Feet

Overview: Warren pony truss with all verticals bridge over Split Rock Creek on BNSF Railroad
History: Built 1902
Built: 1902

Location: Minnehaha County

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Corson Rail Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in January 2016

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Corson Rail Bridge

North Pier

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Corson Rail Bridge

Truss Span

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Corson Rail Bridge

North Approach

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Corson Rail Bridge

Plate

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Corson Rail Bridge

Upper Angle Connection

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Corson Rail Bridge

Lower Connection

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Corson Rail Bridge

Upper Connection

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Corson Rail Bridge

South Approach

Photo taken by John Marvig in January 2016

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Corson Rail Bridge

South Abutment

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Corson Rail Bridge

South Pier

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Corson Rail Bridge

Overview

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Corson Rail Bridge

Looking South

Photo taken by John Marvig in January 2016

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Corson Rail Bridge

South Approach

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Corson Rail Bridge

South Approach Pier

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Corson Rail Bridge

Overview

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Corson Rail Bridge

North Abutment

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Photo taken by Neil Krout in November 2019

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Photo taken by Neil Krout in November 2019

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BNSF - Split Rock Creek Bridge (Sherman)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.753334,-96.486558

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Carries BNSF Railroad over Split Rock Creek
Design: truss/pony/warren/verticals
Design Details: Warren pony truss with all verticals
Total Length: 172.0 Feet
Span Length: 120.0 Feet

Overview: Warren pony truss with all verticals bridge over Split Rock Creek on BNSF Railroad
History: Built 1902
Built: 1902

Location: Minnehaha County

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BNSF - Sioux River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.599476,-96.742001

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Carries BNSF Railroad over Sioux River
Design: truss/pony/warren/verticals
Design Details: Warren pony truss with all verticals
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Warren pony truss with all verticals bridge over Sioux River on BNSF Railroad
History:
Built:

Location: Minnehaha County

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Freeman Bridge

Status: Abandoned

Location: 43.551348,-96.571689

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Carries Abandoned 482nd Avenue over Beaver Creek
Design: truss/pony/pratt-half
Design Details: Half-hip Pratt pony truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned pony truss bridge over Beaver Creek on Abandoned 482nd Avenue
History:
Built:

Location: Minnehaha County

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The old bridge

Abandoned bridge on 482 ave.Once spanned Beaver Creek, but creek changed course.

Photo taken by Mick Zerr in November 2012

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Freeman bridge beaver creek

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BNSF - Devils Gulch Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.721861,-96.500000

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Carries BNSF Railway over Devils Gulch
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 185.0 Feet
Span Length: 80.0 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over Devils Gulch on BNSF Railway
History: Built 1902
Built: 1902

Location: Minnehaha County

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Iverson Crossing

Status: Intact but closed to all traffic

Location: 43.529105,-96.600734

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Carries Iverson Crossing Road over Big Sioux River
Design: truss/through/camelback
Design Details: Camelback through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Camelback through truss bridge over Big Sioux River on Iverson Crossing Road
History:
Built:

Location: Minnehaha County

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BNSF - Bridge #137.4

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 43.604035,-96.598061

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Carries BNSF Railway over Unnamed Creek
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 130.0 Feet
Span Length: 32.0 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over Unnamed Creek on BNSF Railway
History: Built 1943
Built: 1943

Location: Minnehaha County

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BNSF Bridge #137.4

Overview

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BNSF Bridge #137.4

Pier

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BNSF Bridge #137.4

Pier

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BNSF Bridge #137.4

East Approach

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BNSF Bridge #137.4

East Abutment

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BNSF Bridge #137.4

East Pier

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BNSF Bridge #137.4

Overview

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BNSF Bridge #137.4

Overview

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GN - Sioux Falls Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 43.554845,-96.723379

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Carries Great Northern Railway over Big Sioux River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Big Sioux River on Great Northern Railway
History:
Built:

Location: Minnehaha County

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Published prior to 1923

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Published prior to 1923

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GN - Sioux Falls Bridge

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57th street bridge

Status: taken out in the 90's

Location: 43.500420,-96.767180

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Carries West 57 St. (268th St.) over tributary of Big Sioux River
Design: truss/pony/queenpost
Design Details: Queenpost pony truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Queenpost pony truss bridge over tributary of Big Sioux River on West 57 St. (268th St.)
History:
Built:

Location: Minnehaha County

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Pony Truss bridge on 57th st. looking east

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MILW - Natural Pier Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 43.818474,-96.729172

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Carries Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad over Big Sioux River
Design: truss/deck
Design Details: Deck truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Deck truss bridge over Big Sioux River on Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
History:
Built:

Location: Minnehaha County

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Railroad Bridge and Natural Pier

1905 Postcard image provided by David Shedlock

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MILW - Natural Pier Bridge

Photo from old postcard

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MILW - Natural Pier Bridge

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10th Street Bridge (Old)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge and relocated to Cliff Avenue

Location: 43.546172,-96.722851

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Carries 10th Street over Big Sioux River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Big Sioux River on 10th Street
History: Built 1894; replaced and moved to Cliff Avenue in 1934; replaced at that location in 1972.
Built: 1894

Location: Minnehaha County

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10th Street Bridge (Old)

Argus-Leader: July 27 1972

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Cliff Avenue Bridge (Old)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 43.542435,-96.711386

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Carries Cliff Avenue over Big Sioux River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: (2)7-panel, pinned Pratt through trusses
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Big Sioux River on Cliff Avenue
History: Built 1894; relocated here from 10th St. in 1934; replaced in 1972.
Built: 1894

Location: Minnehaha County

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Cliff Avenue Bridge (Old)

Argus-Leader: July 27 1972

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Cliff Avenue Bridge (Old)

Argus-Leader: September 26 1954

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Cliff Avenue Bridge (Old)

Argus-Leader: February 16 1934

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Cliff Avenue Bridge (Old)

Argus-Leader: April 29 1934

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6th Street Bridge (Old)

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 43.551200,-96.724133

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Carries 6th Street over Big Sioux River
Design: truss/through/pennsylvania
Design Details: Pennsylvania through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Big Sioux River on 6th Street
History: Replaced 1975
Built:

Location: Minnehaha County

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6th Street Bridge (Old)

Argus-Leader: May 26 1974

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474th Avenue Bridge (Old)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 43.796397,-96.729132

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Carries 474th Avenue over Big Sioux River
Design: truss/through/lattice/quadrangular
Design Details: Quadrangular lattice through truss
Total Length: 108.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Quadrangular Through truss bridge over Big Sioux River on 474th Avenue
History: Relocated here Ca. 1930, Replaced and put into storage 1997
Built:

Location: Minnehaha County

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474th Avenue Bridge (Old)

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Special Bridge Conditions Legend: R - Former location of relocated bridge. ! - At risk for demolition or destruction. X - Confirmed demolished or collapsed. S  - Dismantled and/or in storage. L -  Severe loss of historic integrity due to alteration.

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