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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
Fort 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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