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BNSF - Lake Mitchell Bridge

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BNSF Lake Mitchell Bridge

Looking North

Photo taken by John Marvig in July 2017

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BH Photo #397670

Description 

Bridge was originally built with a single 90' deck girder. A 70' deck girder was relocated from Bridge #O-266 (Whetstone River, Big Stone City S. Dakota) in 1919, and the 35' deck girder was added in 1927.

Information comes from the Milwaukee Road Archives at the Milwaukee Central Library.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Firesteel Creek on BNSF Railway
Location
Mitchell, Davison County, South Dakota
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1911, 1919 and 1927
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 90.0 ft.
Total length: 210.0 ft.
Also called
MILW Bridge #O-266
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.75991, -98.07649   (decimal degrees)
43°45'36" N, 98°04'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/574339/4845621 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Loomis
Inventory number
BH 77945 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 8, 2022: Updated by John Marvig: added information
  • July 21, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • July 19, 2017: Added by John Marvig

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