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Castlewood Bridge (Original Location)

Photos 

Elevation.

Source: Historic Bridge Context for South Dakota

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BH Photo #268415

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Thacher through truss bridge over Big Sioux River
Location
Hamlin County, South Dakota
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1894, replaced after June 1990
Builders
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
- Milo A. Adams of Minneapolis, Minnesota (Agent)
Design
Thacher through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.71648, -97.04496   (decimal degrees)
44°42'59" N, 97°02'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/654845/4953314 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Castlewood
Land survey
T. 114 N., R. 53 W., Sec. 20
Inventory number
BH 58430 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 21, 2020: Updated by Luke: Marked as OG location
  • December 10, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • October 15, 2013: Added by Nathan Holth

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Comments 

Castlewood Bridge
Posted February 21, 2020, by Don Morrison

4511'59.10"N , 9645'40.52"W

Streetview has a picture as well.

Always glad to help.

Castlewood Bridge
Posted February 21, 2020, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Don, that's Awesome!!!

Castlewood Bridge
Posted February 21, 2020, by Don Morrison (bacchus [at] mchsi [dot] com)

Oops! Guess it's not the last picture, just the last in one post.

https://s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/redpowerphotos/monthly_20...

Castlewood Bridge
Posted February 21, 2020, by Don Morrison (bacchus [at] mchsi [dot] com)

Google "twin Brooks threshing show 2017", and the last picture looks to be the preserved Castlewood bridge. 8^)

Castlewood Bridge
Posted February 21, 2020, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Jason, that's Great ! I'm excited to know more about it!

Castlewood Bridge
Posted February 20, 2020, by Jason Smith (flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com)

I sent a notice around to places in Castlewood and the surrounding area. Apparently the bridge does exist and was reported to have been moved to Twin Brooks in Grant County. The person who sent me this tip is in the process of looking into the information to confirm it. If so, you will hear about it. :-)

Stay tuned!

JS

Castlewood Bridge
Posted February 20, 2020, by Jason Smith (flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com)

I've written a mystery bridge article because of some questions I found in my research- namely:

1. Why replace the bridge before nominating it on the NRHP and

2. If the bridge is still listed on the NRHP, where is the structure- apart from it being in storage (hopefully)?

These questions can only be answered by the locals for the newspapers aren't helping.

JS

Link: https://bridgehunterschronicles.wordpress.com/2020/02/20/mys...

Castlewood Bridge
Posted December 10, 2019, by George A Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Nathan,the abutments are there also.

Castlewood Bridge
Posted October 15, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

At first I thought a pin-connected Warren truss in this county was the Thacher truss referred to in HAER documention. However, I finally found mention of this actual Thacher truss in Hamlin County. However, I am not 100% sure where it was located. Its probably demolished. Because of its name, I assume it was near Castlewood, and it was reported to cross Big Sioux River. The map points to my "Best Guess" for the bridge... I can see remains of caissons in the imagry.