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DAIR - Canton Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken 1998 by Jason Smith

BH Photo #108781

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Big Sioux River on Dakota & Iowa Railroad
Location
Canton, Lincoln County, South Dakota, and Lyon County, Iowa
Status
Open to railroad traffic
Railroads
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Dakota & Iowa Railroad (DAIR)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 130.0 ft.
Total length: 385.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.29867, -96.57803   (decimal degrees)
43°17'55" N, 96°34'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/696455/4796830 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Canton
Inventory number
BH 32250 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 2, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • October 11, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: Added categories "Big Sioux River", "Riveted", "Howe Lattice portal bracing (3 Rhombus with subdivided heel bracing)"
  • January 30, 2006: Posted photo from Jason Smith

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