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Abandoned EE- Split Rock Creek Bridge

Photos 

Distant view of the bridge

Photo taken in Summer 1998 by Jason Smith

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BH Photo #111442

Map 

Description 

This bridge was part of a plan to convert Split Rock Creek into a lake in the 1950s.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned lattice through truss bridge over Split Rock Creek on Abandoned Ellis & Eastern Railroad
Location
Brandon, Minnehaha County, South Dakota
Status
Abandoned
History
Built 1891
Builder
- Lassig Bridge & Iron Works of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway (CMO)
- Ellis & Eastern Railroad (EE)
Design
Main span: Quadrangular lattice through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 315.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.58252, -96.57333   (decimal degrees)
43°34'57" N, 96°34'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/695918/4828366 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Brandon
Inventory number
BH 36206 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 27, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Corrected Build Date
  • January 2, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • October 12, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: Added categories "Split Rock Creek", "Pedimented portal bracing"
  • February 6, 2008: Added by Jason Smith

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Comments 

Abandoned EE- Split Rock Creek Bridge
Posted August 10, 2015, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Ben,

Thank you for checking up on it. The bridge really is a wonderful structure and in good shape. I hope it can see use again in the future.

-John

Abandoned EE- Split Rock Creek Bridge
Posted August 10, 2015, by Ben Parsley (bjparsley08 [at] ole [dot] augie [dot] edu)

I would say this is more mothballed than abandoned. Called EE and asked for the plans with it.