Old Photo - Model T Era - Meridian Highway Bridge, Yankton, South Dakota

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Friday, February 03, 2017 - 10:45 am:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Royce in Dallas TX on Friday, February 03, 2017 - 11:24 am:

A very interesting bridge design, with the traffic one way on two levels with a raisable section for ship traffic on the river. So good in fact that it is still in use today.



Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Seth - Jefferson, Ohio on Friday, February 03, 2017 - 01:25 pm:

Looks like an old tank truck parked over by the large fuel tanks and a few noses of cars sticking out from under the bridge where they look to by parked.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Burger in Spokane on Friday, February 03, 2017 - 11:56 pm:

Is the lower level carrying railroad tracks ???


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Royce in Dallas TX on Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 12:02 am:

The lower level carries traffic going away from the camera.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kevin Matthiesen on Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 01:37 am:

That is a lot of overhead clearance between the lower deck and the upper deck for autos. The bridge looks like a typical autos over railroad type bridge.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 01:52 am:


September 2016


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 02:01 am:




Both bridges.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Dewey, N. California on Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 02:37 am:

Note the new bridge has no provision for marine traffic. I guess the river is no longer navigable. Wonder who made that decision.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Floyd Voie - Chehalis, Washington on Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 02:53 am:

Burger, I thought the same as you....autos on top deck and RR on the lower and wiki confirms that. However, trains never did use the lower deck (don't know why) so traffic moved one direction on the top deck and the other direction on the lower deck.
Nice picture, Jay


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Allan Bennett - Australia on Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 03:44 am:

There is a fair difference in clearance above the water between the two bridges, so the new one may still be navigable. Flood controls along the river may mean a more reliable pool height, and like all our rivers, they are used less and less as freight routes anyway. Is that the case in the US?

Allan from down under.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rick Goelz-Knoxville,TN on Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 06:32 pm:

What river is this?, I looked at Google earth and it didn't say, there is a dam upstream with a large lake. Just wondered.

Rick


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chuck Lebeda, Humboldt, SD on Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 11:09 pm:

Missouri River.

Impoundment named Lewis & Clark Lake.

Was at the gun show in Yankton last weekend.


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