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Fort Pierre Bridge

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Fort Pierre Bridge

Argus-Leader: October 13 1962

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BH Photo #462312

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Description 

Being that the bureaucrats in Pierre wanted this bridge demolished and the people in Fort Pierre wanted it saved... I have chosen to call it the Fort Pierre Bridge in their honor! TD

Bridge cost $435,000 to build.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Missouri River on old alignment of US 14
Location
Pierre, Stanley County, South Dakota, and Hughes County, South Dakota
Status
Replaced by a new bridge and later removed
History
Built in 1925-26; new bridge built on a different alignment in 1962; bridge finally removed between 1986-1991.
Design
6-span Pennsylvania through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 336.0 ft.
Total length: 2,072.0 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Also called
Missouri River Bridge (Old)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.37307, -100.37073   (decimal degrees)
44°22'23" N, 100°22'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/390793/4914224 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 87436 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 10, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • December 10, 2019: Added by Tony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com