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RCP&E - Cheyenne River Bridge

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Looking East

RR bridge to the south of the highway bridge.

Photo taken by Clark Vance in Aug 2010

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BH Photo #182453

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Street View 

Description 

Originally built in 1885 at an unknown location, two spans relocated here in 1927

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Cheyenne River on Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad
Location
Pennington County, South Dakota
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1927, Using two 1885 Spans
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Spans #2 and #3)
- Lassig Bridge & Iron Works of Chicago, Illinois (Spans #1 and #4)
Railroads
- Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad (DME)
- Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad (RCP&E)
Design
Two Warren through trusses in the middle, lattice through trusses on the ends, trestle approaches.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 159.0 ft.
Total length: 1,370.0 ft.
Also called
CNW - Cheyenne River Bridge
CNW Bridge #1813
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.08028, -102.40088   (decimal degrees)
44°04'49" N, 102°24'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/708103/4884074 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wasta
Land survey
T. 1 N., R. 14 E., Sec 2
Elevation
2290 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 46494 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 27, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • July 27, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • October 13, 2010: Added by Clark Vance

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

CP - Cheyenne River Bridge
Posted July 12, 2017, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Pieces of this structure were reportedly built in 1885 at Winona, Minnesota as part of a long bridge. They were relocated here sometime around the turn of the 20th century. There are several other bridges like this on the line.