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Abandoned White River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Jess Brown in October 2015

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BH Photo #360220

Map 

Description 

Bridge looks like its missing at least 2 spans.

The description here suggests a build date just prior to 1920: https://books.google.com/books?id=VVN-PFaS9RQC&lpg=PA106&ots...

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over White River on Abandoned A Street
Location
Mellette County, South Dakota, and Jackson County, South Dakota
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Design
Pratt through truss
Also called
Belvidere Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.79743, -101.22316   (decimal degrees)
43°47'51" N, 101°13'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/321153/4851776 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 72586 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 13, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added photos from Jess Brown
  • June 24, 2016: Added by J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke

Comments 

Abandoned White River Bridge
Posted August 13, 2016, by Jess Brown (brownjessd [at] gmail [dot] com)

I visited this location in October of 2015. We were able to drive up to within 200 feet of the bridge on a public road from the south. When I was a kid I remember crossing this bridge several times, riding with my mom. There was a sign on the North side that said "Cross At Your Own Risk". Not sure when it washed out.

Abandoned White River Bridge
Posted June 28, 2016, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I was unable to find any information on this bridge. So if anybody knows anything or knows of a good place to get some research that would be awesome.