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James River Bridge

Photo 

James River Circa 1913

Old postcard View

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BH Photo #393104

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over James River on Corliss Ave.
Location
Sanborn County, South Dakota
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1897 by N.M. Stark & Co.
Builder
- N.M. Stark & Co. of Des Moines, Iowa
Design
Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 99.1 ft.
Total length: 166.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.2 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 9, 1993
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.02039, -98.09581   (decimal degrees)
44°01'13" N, 98°05'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/572468/4874534 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Forestburg
Inventory numbers
SD 56-117-123 (South Dakota structure number)
NRHP 93001311 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 32310 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 1, 2017: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • January 27, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: The bridge no longer exists
  • July 4, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Bridge removed

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Dana and Kay Klein

Comments 

James River Bridge
Posted March 7, 2019, by Coila Hinker

The old bridge was never replaced. Nothing but the approaches there now and road is closed. You can still walk down there. I crossed the old bridge many times as we lived right there. This old bridge is on Corliss Ave. which is still part of the Forestburg roads. The concrete bridge was the crossing on Highway 34 which we used many times when the James was out of its banks.

James River Bridge
Posted November 10, 2018, by Lola Swearingen Weber (hunter6806 [at] msn [dot] com)

While visiting my aunt & uncle in Forestburg during the summers of the 1940's & 50's, I walked down to the James River Bridge many times. Good memories.

James River Bridge
Posted July 4, 2011, by Lou M (wasta20 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge has been demolished and replaced with

a concrete structure.

James River Bridge
Posted July 4, 2011, by Lou M (wasta20 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge has been demolished and replaced with

a concrete structure.