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Ellis & Eastern - Big Sioux River Bridge (Brandon)

Photos 

View from the south side

These photos were taken from nearby roads. Unfortunately, the property surrounding the bridge was fenced off completely. Henceforth, I tried to focus in with the camera and with the photo print program.

Photo taken in 1998 by Jason Smith

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BH Photo #113313

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Quadrangular through truss bridge over Big Sioux River on Ellis & Eastern Railroad
Location
Brandon, Minnehaha County, South Dakota
Status
Abandoned
History
Built 1889
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
Quadrangular lattice through truss with trestle approaches on both ends.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 150.0 ft.
Total length: 470.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.59929, -96.59989   (decimal degrees)
43°35'57" N, 96°35'60" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/693720/4830167 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Brandon
Inventory number
BH 36416 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 9, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
  • April 14, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: corrected GPS
  • October 12, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: Added category "Big Sioux River"
  • September 8, 2011: Updated by J.P.: added builder and owner and build date.
  • March 28, 2008: Added by Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

BNSF Brandon Crossing Bridge
Posted February 23, 2012, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

This bridge is actually ex CNW.

And this bridge can be accessed by walking down the tracks...