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Pease Creek Bridge



Pony truss bridge over Pease Creek on 287th Street, 2.0 mi. south and 1.7 mi. east of Geddes in Goose Lake Township
Charles Mix County, South Dakota
Unknown status
Built 1920
3 panel Half-hip Pratt pony truss
Length of largest span: 48.9 ft.
Total length: 50.5 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.22778, -98.67000   (decimal degrees)
43°13'40" N, 98°40'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/526798/4786162 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lake Andes NW
Inventory numbers
SD 12-317-190 (South Dakota structure number)
BH 32171 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 7, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: Expanded Design Details


Pease Creek Bridge
Posted February 7, 2013, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This bridge is to be moved and preserved:


The article mentions that this tiny little bridge must be designed to handle 400 people on its deck at one time. This undoubtedly refers to the ridiculous AASHTO guidelines for pedestrian bridges. If this bridge was moved to Times Square in New York City you wouldn't see 400 people on its deck.

Here is where the bridge is going according to the article:

The path parallels railroad tracks that stretch from 23rd Avenue (Cemetery Road) through an undeveloped area to the west end of Lake Mitchell, where it connects with a paved path and the bridge will be installed by late summer and will span an unnamed creek that drains into Lake Mitchell.