4 votes

White River Bridge


Photo taken by Jess Brown in October 2015


BH Photo #360220



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...


Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over White River on Abandoned A Street
Mellette County, South Dakota, and Jackson County, South Dakota
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)
Quadrangle map:
Stamford SW
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.


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


Abandoned White River Bridge
Posted September 20, 2020, by Gary Luehr (gluehr63 [at] aol [dot] com)

If you look at historic aerial photographs available online back to 1948 it appears that the bridge is indeed intact and that the river substantially changed course after 1991.

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.