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BNSF - Big Sioux River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Bill Pearsall

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BH Photo #241633

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Big Sioux River on BNSF Railway
Location
Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, and Union County, South Dakota
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1900; Relocated Here 1907; Approaches Added 1930
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Approaches)
- Lassig Bridge & Iron Works of Chicago, Illinois (Main Spans)
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 150.0 ft.
Total length: 425.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.52652, -96.47871   (decimal degrees)
42°31'35" N, 96°28'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/707083/4711318 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sioux City North
Inventory number
BH 54011 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 19, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • July 2, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added link to a historical image
  • August 1, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • January 18, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • October 19, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

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