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Lake Arlington Park Bridge



This bridge we caught by chance as my wife, daughter and I were travelling to DeSmet to the Laura Ingalls Wilder site. An excellent place to pull over after the tour of the Ingalls family's hideout.

Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2009


BH Photo #147196


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Through truss bridge over Lake Arlington at City Park in Arlington on Pedestrian traffic only in Arlington
Arlington, Kingsbury County, South Dakota
Open to pedestrians
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.36046, -97.13001   (decimal degrees)
44°21'38" N, 97°07'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/649014/4913609 (zone/easting/northing)
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Inventory number
BH 43463 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 5, 2009: Added by Jason Smith


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Lake Arlington Park Bridge
Posted November 22, 2012, by Matt Lohry

Corten steel is a concept that's been around a while too; the vast majority of MOB's are made with it, and power companies are using it to construct new transmission poles in non- to low-moisture areas. Julie's right--it's low-maintenance and looks nice, but it runs and can get messy, and it turns concrete foundations orange. I wonder if this stuff soaking into the ground cam have an adverse effect on groundwater...I'm certainly not against using it; just a question to ponder. I don't think it's any worse than the paint or galvanizing used in other steel preservation methods...

Lake Arlington Park Bridge
Posted November 21, 2012, by julie bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

the corten makes rusty stripes before toi long. just was educated on that steel. its cool but not clean.....

Lake Arlington Park Bridge
Posted November 20, 2012, by Jim Lueken (lueken [at] bellsouth [dot] net)

Very cool pedestrian bridge. And was wise to construct from Corten 'weathering' steel. No painting ever required !

Lake Arlington Park Bridge
Posted October 11, 2009, by Wayne Kizziar (wayne1701 [at] cableone [dot] net)

I like it , I like it a lot. I have seen a few modern built bow string foot bridges on hiking trails and parks in Arkansas but nothing this long or elaborate. I would definitely like to see more of these spring up around the country.

Lake Arlington Park Bridge
Posted October 6, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Welded connections tell me that this is a modern bridge, and a peculiar looking one at that. It definitely has a lot more character than a slab!