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Russell Bridge

Photos 

Looking South

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in March 2017

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BH Photo #384053

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Clay Creek Ditch on 314th Street, 3.5 mi. north and 3.2 mi. west of Vermillion in Spirit Mound Township
Location
Clay County, South Dakota
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built ca. 1890 by the King Bridge Co.
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 98.1 ft.
Total length: 99.1 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.2 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 14, 2000
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.83733, -96.98850   (decimal degrees)
42°50'14" N, 96°59'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/664388/4744713 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Vermillion
Inventory numbers
SD 14-088-170 (South Dakota structure number)
NRHP 99001689 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 32177 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2010)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 23.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
97

Update Log 

  • August 17, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • March 23, 2017: New photos from Daniel Barnes
  • February 7, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: This bridge is closed to all traffic

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Daniel Barnes

Comments 

Russell Bridge
Posted January 1, 2007, by Dave Rasmussen (rasmussen_dave [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I used to play on this bridge with my brothers back in the '50's. We lived in the farm just to the northeast of the bridge and our friend lived just to the southeast. We would climb all over under and around this bridge and it is a miracle that none of us were ever hurt.