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RCPE - Big Prairie Dog Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler

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BH Photo #482169

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Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Big Prairie Dog Creek on RCP&E Railroad
Location
Jones County, South Dakota
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built by Clinton Bridge Works. 1931
Builder
- Clinton Bridge Works of Clinton, Iowa [also known as Clinton Bridge & Iron Works]
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad (RCP&E)
Design
Pony plate girder, long timber approaches on both ends
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 200.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Also called
CNW - Bridge #1603
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.12058, -100.94088   (decimal degrees)
44°07'14" N, 100°56'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/344706/4887097 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 90703 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 23, 2020: Updated by John Marvig: added information, corrected stream name
  • September 23, 2020: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • September 22, 2020: Added by Nick Schmiedeler

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Comments 

RCP&E Bad River Bridge #6
Posted September 23, 2020, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Isolated spot on dead-end Capa Rd. into a valley to the east, there is an ancient wooden road bridge still half-there between this bridge and current Capa Rd.