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DAIR - Canton Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken 1998 by Jason Smith

BH Photo #108781

Description 

Truss was originally fabricated in 1909 as part of Bridge #Z-1154 (Des Moines River Bridge near Madrid, Iowa) and moved here 1917. 72' deck girder replaced a 75' deck girder in 1931. 72' foot span rebuilt from an 1887 through girder, and 75' span shipped to Tomah bridge shops to be reused elsewhere. Information comes from CMStP&P records at the South Dakota Historical Society and the Milwaukee Road Archives at the Milwaukee Central Library.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Big Sioux River on Dakota & Iowa Railroad
Location
Canton, Lincoln County, South Dakota, and Lyon County, Iowa
Status
Destroyed by flooding
History
Truss built 1909 and moved here 1917, Approach added 1931; Destroyed 2019
Builder
- Clinton Bridge & Iron Works of Clinton, Iowa (Deck girder reconstruction)
Railroads
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW)
- Dakota & Iowa Railroad (DAIR; D&I)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 130.0 ft.
Total length: 385.0 ft.
Also called
MILW Bridge #T-648
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 

  • May 8, 2022: Updated by John Marvig: added relocation information
  • October 16, 2021: Updated by John Marvig: added information from SDSHS files
  • 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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Comments 

DAIR - Canton Bridge
Posted June 26, 2019, by John Marvig

This bridge collapsed in March and is being replaced with a new bridge.