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DSRC - Chamberlain Bridge

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Photo taken by David Yates

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BH Photo #179973

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Overview
Polygonal Warren through truss bridge over Missouri River (Francis Case Lake) on Dakota Southern Railroad
Location
Chamberlain, Brule County, South Dakota, and Lyman County, South Dakota
Status
Open to traffic, but rarely used
History
Built 1953 with the construction of Francis Case Lake, replacing an earlier 1923 bridge
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of Washington, D.C.
Railroads
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Dakota Southern Railway (DSRC)
Design
Main spans: Two polygonal Warren through trusses
Approaches: Warren deck trusses
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 375.0 ft.
Total length: 4,890.0 ft. (0.9 mi.)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.79796, -99.35803   (decimal degrees)
43°47'53" N, 99°21'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/471197/4849495 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chamberlain
Inventory number
BH 43415 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 21, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • July 14, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added category "American Bridge Co."
  • August 21, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added builder & railroad pertaining cetegories.
  • August 21, 2012: New photos from Quinn Phelan
  • June 29, 2011: New photos from Clark Vance
  • September 28, 2010: New photos from Nathan Holth
  • September 27, 2009: Added by David Backlin

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Comments 

DSRC - Chamberlain Bridge
Posted July 6, 2017, by John (johntherogger [at] gmail [dot] com)

Good news for all...this bridge seeing a lot more action. Dakota Southern expanded the branch further and plans are in place to restore the track to Kadoka...possibly back to Rapid City but that may take many many years to accomplish.

Chamberlain Railroad Bridge
Posted June 29, 2011, by Anonymous

I love this bridge. I wish it saw more traffic.

Chamberlain Railroad Bridge
Posted June 29, 2011, by Anonymous

I love this bridge, although I wish it saw more traffic

Chamberlain Railroad Bridge
Posted November 2, 2010, by david yates (david_y [at] bellsouth [dot] net)

There is footage of someone driving a Speeder across the bridge on YouTube and I suspect that is the only type of traffic this bridge sees.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZS2VoCCrQk

Chamberlain Railroad Bridge
Posted September 5, 2010, by DAVID YATES (david_y [at] bellsouth [dot] net)

Found this bridge while traveling on I90 and thought the bridge deserved some pictures. Wish I had taken some close up shots.