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Riverdale Park Trail Bridge


Portal view

Note: This was taken in the summer time where the trees made it difficult to get some photos. It's best to photograph them in the winter time. JS

Photo taken in Summer 1999 by Jason Smith


BH Photo #111376

Street View 


Possibly built at another location and moved here


Lattice through truss bridge over Big Sioux River City Pedestrian Trail
Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota
Open to pedestrians
Built 1888
- Lassig Bridge & Iron Works of Chicago, Illinois
- Cedar Rapids, Iowa Falls & Northern Railway (CRIF&N)
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
Quadrangular lattice through truss
Length of largest span: 125.0 ft.
Total length: 430.0 ft.
Also called
RI Big Sioux River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.53309, -96.69823   (decimal degrees)
43°31'59" N, 96°41'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/685985/4822589 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sioux Falls East
Inventory number
BH 36190 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 20, 2022: New photos from John Bernhisel
  • January 2, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • February 18, 2014: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Painted red"
  • February 18, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • April 20, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Removed catagories "Relocated" and "Rail-to-Road"
  • October 12, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: Added categories "Big Sioux River", "Wooden deck", "Relocated", "Rail-to-road"
  • August 9, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Imported photograph
  • August 8, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad", "Rail-to-trail"
  • August 7, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected builder
  • June 8, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Fixed typo in History, added builder to Categories.
  • February 6, 2008: Added by Jason Smith


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  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • John Bernhisel - Johnmbernhisel [at] gmail [dot] com
  • John Marvig Railroad Bridge Photography - John Marvig's Page on this bridge


Riverdale Park Pedestrian Bridge
Posted April 20, 2013, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

Bridge was NOT relocated from 474th Street. It is an original RI bridge.

Riverdale Park Pedestrian Bridge
Posted August 8, 2012, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Sioux Falls East, SD 1962 topo shows this as the CRI&P RR.

Riverdale Park Pedestrian Bridge
Posted May 6, 2012, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

This is clearly a double intersection through truss railroad span. It likley came from a former bridge in Downtown...