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RCP&E - Boxelder Creek Bridge (Black Hawk)

Photos 

RCP&E Boxelder Creek Bridge

Looking West

Photo taken by John Marvig in July 2017

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BH Photo #398602

Map 

Description 

Two spans likely relocated from separate crossings of the Baraboo River in Sauk County, Wisconsin.

Facts 

Overview
Quadrangular Lattice through truss bridge over boxelder Creek on Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad
Location
Pennington County, South Dakota
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1879 in Wisconsin, Relocated Here Ca. 1896
Builder
- Leighton Bridge & Iron Works of Rochester, New York
Railroads
- Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad (DME)
- Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad (RCP&E)
Design
Quadrangular lattice through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 127.0 ft.
Total length: 255.0 ft.
Also called
CNW Bridge #H-255
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.12943, -103.29311   (decimal degrees)
44°07'46" N, 103°17'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/636551/4887665 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Blackhawk
Inventory number
BH 58069 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 28, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • September 18, 2013: Updated by J.P.: Added categories "Canadian Pacific Railway", "Railroad"

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

CP - Boxelder Creek Bridge
Posted July 17, 2017, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Field visited this bridge this weekend. Bridge is indeed older than the 1889 construction of this line, and matches an 1879 structure at Carpentersville, IL:

http://bridgehunter.com/il/kane/bh48253/

Upon further research, these 127' trusses were likely originally constructed over the Baraboo River in Wisconsin and moved here in 1896