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RCP&E - Cheyenne River Bridge

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RCP&E Cheyenne River Bridge (Oral)

Looking North

Photo taken by John Marvig in July 2017

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BH Photo #398428

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Cheyenne River on Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad
Location
Fall River County, South Dakota
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1910 using Relocated 1898 Trusses
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York (South Approach)
- Detroit Bridge & Iron Works of Detroit, Michigan (Main Spans)
Railroads
- Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad (DME)
- Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad (RCP&E)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 196.0 ft.
Total length: 785.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.41507, -103.26602   (decimal degrees)
43°24'54" N, 103°15'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/640380/4808369 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 72517 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 27, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • June 18, 2016: Added by J.P.

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

DM&E - Cheyenne River Bridge
Posted July 17, 2017, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Field visited this bridge this weekend. The two main truss spans have a Detroit bridge Company plaque from 1897 and covered up 1898 portal cutouts. It appears this span was relocated from Clinton, Iowa

http://bridgehunter.com/ia/clinton/bh55028/