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RCP&E - Fort Pierre Bridge

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File:Chicago and North Western Railroad Bridge.JPG

Photo taken by Jeffrey Beall

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #276461

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    Description 

    West approach of the bridge was built in 1897 by Lassig Bridge & Iron Works in Winona, Minnesota; moved here in 1928

    Facts 

    Overview
    Through truss swing bridge over Missouri River on Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad
    Location
    Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota, and Stanley County, South Dakota
    Status
    Open to traffic
    History
    Built 1907, Approaches Rebuilt 1928
    Builders
    - American Bridge Co. of New York (East Approach)
    - Arthur McMullen Co. of New York City, New York (Substructure)
    - Lassig Bridge & Iron Works of Chicago, Illinois (West Approach)
    - Pennsylvania Steel Co. of Steelton, Pennsylvania (Superstructure)
    Railroads
    - Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
    - Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
    - Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad (DME)
    - Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad (RCP&E)
    Design
    Main span: Swing through truss
    Approaches: Four Pennsylvania through trusses
    Dimensions
    Length of largest span: 445.0 ft.
    Total length: 2,050.0 ft. (0.4 mi.)
    Recognition
    Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 19, 1998
    Also called
    DM&E - Fort Pierre Bridge
    CNW - Fort Pierre Bridge
    CNW - Missouri River Bridge
    RCP&E - Missouri River Bridge
    DM&E - Missouri River Bridge
    Approximate latitude, longitude
    +44.37362, -100.37045   (decimal degrees)
    44°22'25" N, 100°22'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
    Approximate UTM coordinates
    14/390817/4914284 (zone/easting/northing)
    Quadrangle map:
    Pierre
    Inventory numbers
    NRHP 98001412 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
    BH 44453 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

    Update Log 

    • July 21, 2017: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
    • May 11, 2017: Updated by Charles Wooster: May 11, 2017: Contractors added by Chuck Wooster
    • December 10, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
    • March 5, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
    • March 1, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Added NRHP info & imported photo
    • October 29, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added info
    • March 14, 2010: Added by James Baughn

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