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Riverdale Park Trail Bridge

Photos 

Portal view

Note: This was taken in the summer time where the trees made it difficult to get some photos. It's best to photograph them in the winter time. JS

Photo taken in Summer 1999 by Jason Smith

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BH Photo #111376

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Possibly built at another location and moved here

Facts 

Overview
Lattice through truss bridge over Big Sioux River City Pedestrian Trail
Location
Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1888
Builder
- Lassig Bridge & Iron Works of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Cedar Rapids, Iowa Falls & Northern Railway (CRIF&N)
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Quadrangular lattice through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 125.0 ft.
Total length: 430.0 ft.
Also called
RI Big Sioux River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.53309, -96.69823   (decimal degrees)
43°31'59" N, 96°41'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/685985/4822589 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sioux Falls East
Inventory number
BH 36190 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 2, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • February 18, 2014: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Painted red"
  • February 18, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • April 20, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Removed catagories "Relocated" and "Rail-to-Road"
  • October 12, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: Added categories "Big Sioux River", "Wooden deck", "Relocated", "Rail-to-road"
  • August 9, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Imported photograph
  • August 8, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad", "Rail-to-trail"
  • August 7, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected builder
  • June 8, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Fixed typo in History, added builder to Categories.
  • February 6, 2008: Added by Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • John Marvig Railroad Bridge Photography - John Marvig's Page on this bridge

Comments 

Riverdale Park Pedestrian Bridge
Posted April 20, 2013, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

Bridge was NOT relocated from 474th Street. It is an original RI bridge.

Riverdale Park Pedestrian Bridge
Posted August 8, 2012, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Sioux Falls East, SD 1962 topo shows this as the CRI&P RR.

Riverdale Park Pedestrian Bridge
Posted May 6, 2012, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

This is clearly a double intersection through truss railroad span. It likley came from a former bridge in Downtown...