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RWRR - Rapid Creek Bridge #1

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Abandoned Rapid Creek Bridge #1

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in July 2017

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BH Photo #398635

Description 

Two 72' girders were remodeled from double track spans at Genoa, Illinois; originally built 1887. The girders were apparently stored at Tomah shops from 1931 to 1936. Information comes from CMStP&P records at the South Dakota Historical Society.

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Rapid Creek on Ringneck & Western Railroad
Location
Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built 1936 using a pair of secondhand 1887 girders
Railroads
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW)
- Ringneck & Western Railroad (RWRR)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 72.0 ft.
Total length: 225.0 ft.
Also called
MILW Bridge #W-318
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.08017, -103.20509   (decimal degrees)
44°04'49" N, 103°12'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/643711/4882343 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rapid City East
Inventory number
BH 77949 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 17, 2021: Updated by John Marvig: added information from SDSHS files
  • April 5, 2021: Updated by John Marvig: Bridge is now owned by Ringneck & Western Railroad and may be reactivated
  • July 28, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • July 19, 2017: Added by John Marvig

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