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MILW - Cheyenne River Bridge

Photos 

Overview

The bridge can be seen in the distance. At the time, one cannot gain access onto the adjacent property to photograph the bridge up close.

Photo taken by James McCray

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BH Photo #210361

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Cheyenne River on Former CMStP&P Railroad
Location
Pennington County, South Dakota
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built 1907
Railroad
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 162.0 ft.
Total length: 735.0 ft.
Also called
Old Creston Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.87864, -102.68377   (decimal degrees)
43°52'43" N, 102°41'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/686081/4861002 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Creston
Inventory number
BH 49395 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 25, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • July 28, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • August 22, 2011: Added by James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

MILW - Cheyenne River Bridge
Posted September 17, 2020, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Reports are that Watco Companies (which owns dozens of short lines across North America) has proposed to buy the Mitchell-Rapid City line from the state of South Dakota. It sounds like this bridge may see trains again sometime soon...

MILW - Cheyenne River Bridge
Posted September 26, 2017, by John Marvig

Clark,

I've found that a lot of railroad bridges from this era have this unique feature. I've oftentimes wondered the exact same thing.

MILW - Cheyenne River Bridge
Posted September 26, 2017, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

For discussion: This bridge has pins on the counters but a solid riveted lower. Does this count as a pin connected or riveted? Since the major joints seem to be rigid, I opine riveted but whats the consensus?