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Big Sioux River Bridge

Photos 

Overview of the bridge

Photo taken in 1999 by Jason Smith

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BH Photo #111955

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Big Sioux River on Big Sioux Road, 3 mi. south of Baltic
Location
Minnehaha County, South Dakota
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built ca. 1910 by the Western Bridge and Constuction Co. Abandoned in 1998, later removed.
Builder
- Western Bridge & Construction Co. of Omaha, Nebraska
Design
Pin-connected, 9-panel Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 149.6 ft.
Total length: 152.6 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.3 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 14, 2000
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.72030, -96.74855   (decimal degrees)
43°43'13" N, 96°44'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/681355/4843271 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Renner
Inventory numbers
SD 50-193-086 (South Dakota structure number)
NRHP 99001695 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 32274 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/1998)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 28.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1998)
30

Update Log 

  • June 3, 2013: Updated by Jason Smith: Confirmed bridge removal in spring 2012
  • June 1, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Bridge is lost, confirmed by Google Earth
  • October 12, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: Added categories "A-frame portal", "Big Sioux River"
  • January 18, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: The bridge is closed to all traffic.
  • March 28, 2008: Updated by Jason Smith: Closed to all traffic but still intact
  • February 21, 2008: New photos from Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Big Sioux River Bridge
Posted February 21, 2008, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

This bridge is closed to through traffic due to the road being washed out between this and the pony span.