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Chamberlain Bridge

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From the east, Aug 2010

Closed for construction on the approaches.

Photo taken by Clark Vance Aug 2010

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BH Photo #179963

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Overview
Double-barreled through truss bridge over the Missouri River (Francis Case Lake) on Business Loop I-90 at Chamberlain
Location
Chamberlain, Brule County, South Dakota, and Lyman County, South Dakota
Status
Undergoing rehabilitation in 2010
History
Built 1925 as a four-span bridge; reconstructed 1953 as a double-barreled five span bridge incorporating five spans from a bridge at Wheeler
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Wheeler Bridge)
- Kansas City Bridge Co. of Kansas City, Missouri (Wheeler Bridge)
- Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Works of Leavenworth, Kansas (Chamberlain Bridge)
Design
Double-barreled, riveted, five-span Pennsylvania through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 338.6 ft.
Total length: 2,004.0 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 37.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.7 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 14, 2001
Also called
Chamberlain-Oacoma Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.81170, -99.33756   (decimal degrees)
43°48'42" N, 99°20'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/472851/4851014 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chamberlain
Inventory numbers
SD 08-068-084 (South Dakota structure number)
NRHP 01000999 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 32161 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2008)
Deck condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 63.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
2,000

Update Log 

  • January 25, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added builders
  • January 25, 2017: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • September 20, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • September 28, 2010: New photos from Clark Vance

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Chamberlain Bridge
Posted September 27, 2009, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

This bridge is closed until late 2010 for refurbishment.