Source: Historic Bridge Context for South Dakota
BH Photo #268415
45°11'59.10"N , 96°45'40.52"W
Streetview has a picture as well.
Always glad to help.
Don, that's Awesome!!!
Oops! Guess it's not the last picture, just the last in one post.
Google "twin Brooks threshing show 2017", and the last picture looks to be the preserved Castlewood bridge. 8^)
Jason, that's Great ! I'm excited to know more about it!
I sent a notice around to places in Castlewood and the surrounding area. Apparently the bridge does exist and was reported to have been moved to Twin Brooks in Grant County. The person who sent me this tip is in the process of looking into the information to confirm it. If so, you will hear about it. :-)
I've written a mystery bridge article because of some questions I found in my research- namely:
1. Why replace the bridge before nominating it on the NRHP and
2. If the bridge is still listed on the NRHP, where is the structure- apart from it being in storage (hopefully)?
These questions can only be answered by the locals for the newspapers aren't helping.
Nathan,the abutments are there also.
At first I thought a pin-connected Warren truss in this county was the Thacher truss referred to in HAER documention. However, I finally found mention of this actual Thacher truss in Hamlin County. However, I am not 100% sure where it was located. Its probably demolished. Because of its name, I assume it was near Castlewood, and it was reported to cross Big Sioux River. The map points to my "Best Guess" for the bridge... I can see remains of caissons in the imagry.