Eighth Street Bridge (Sioux Falls, South Dakota)

Summary

Eighth Street Bridge
8th St. Bridge Sioux Falls 1.jpg
Eighth Street Bridge (Sioux Falls, South Dakota) is located in South Dakota
Eighth Street Bridge (Sioux Falls, South Dakota)
Eighth Street Bridge (Sioux Falls, South Dakota) is located in the United States
Eighth Street Bridge (Sioux Falls, South Dakota)
LocationS. Eighth St. over the Big Sioux R., Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Coordinates43°32′55″N 96°43′31″W / 43.54861°N 96.72528°W / 43.54861; -96.72528Coordinates: 43°32′55″N 96°43′31″W / 43.54861°N 96.72528°W / 43.54861; -96.72528
Arealess than one acre
Built1912
Built byStark, N.M., and Company
Architectural styleArch, Other
MPSHistoric Bridges in South Dakota MPS
NRHP reference No.93001308[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 9, 1993

The Eighth Street Bridge in Sioux Falls, South Dakota brings S. Eighth St. over the Big Sioux River. It is a triple-arch concrete deck arch bridge that was built in 1912 by N.M. Stark and Company. It has also been known as South Dakota Dept. of Transportation Bridge No. 50-203-206. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.[1]

Its NRHP nomination notes that it has a four-lane roadway and rests on piers that "are protected by pointed cutwaters with conical caps." The roadway is "flanked by sidewalks and concrete railings with neoclassically detailed balustrades. The railings mark the position of each pier with an elegant, fluted cast-iron light stand ornamented with consoles at the base."[2]

Restoration work on the bridge was done in 1977.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Jennifer Traeger and Jeffrey A. Hess (September 1993). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Eighth Street Bridge / South Dakota Dept. of Trans. Br. No. 50-203-206". National Park Service. Retrieved January 31, 2017. with two photos from 1989