Beaver Creek Bridge

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Wind Cave National Park, SD 87, .5 mi N of 385, Hot Springs, South Dakota

Open-spandrel arch bridge over Beaver Creek on SD 87

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Description 

Beaver Creek Bridge was an important link in a scenic road system developed by the South Dakota State Highway Commission to facilitate motor tourism in the Black Hills. Although typical of concrete bridge construction during the 1920s, Beaver Creek Bridge represented a significant engineering achievement for this remote location. When built it was the longest, most complex example of its type in the state. The bridge and its approach roads were carefully coordinated to present motorists with striking views of the impressive structure spanning a rugged gorge. -- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER SD-53)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 8, 1984
Reference number
84003254
Architectural style
Other architectural type; open spandrel concrete arch
Areas of significance
Engineering; Politics/Government; Transportation
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Road-related
Current function
Road-related
Period of significance
1925-1949
Significant year
1929

Update Log 

  • December 30, 2011: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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