Riverview Hotel Trail Bridge
Plaque giving history of rail line
Photo taken by John Marvig in December 2014
BH Photo #311686
Yeah Sioux Falls!
What I have heard back from the contractor of a local hotel
"The hotel patio design has been incorporated into the River Greenway improvements. The railroad bridge ends just prior to the hotel property line. A public sidewalk wraps around the hotel patio and connects to the bike path on the east side of the property."
Picture of the proposed development below. It sure looks like the bridge was saved...
Still there as of late August 2012. (google earth proves this)
Still planned to be removed though
+1 on the documenting the parking lot bridge. It might not be the prettiest of structures, but a parking garage built like a bridge certainly is notable, regardless of what anon-boy thinks.
I'm almost sure the parking ramp is gone. But if it is still there, document it! It certainly is noteworthy!
It was not shown as a railroad in 1962, so. It hasn't been used in a long time.
A bit far for me to do as a day trip but some photos seem called for.
I wonder if we should document the parking structure that crosses the river since it is going to be removed.
It was probably an old spur.
I don't see a legitimate reason to tear it down. It's not as low as some other bridges, and if you are worried about height, just raise it!
If it is still standing, maybe someone should try to save it. I doubt the city would listen, but it is worth a shot.
I'm not sure if it is too late for this bridge, but maybe someone or a group of people could work together with the city to come up with a more reasonable, economic and ideal solution.