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Yankton in Yankton County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Pine Street Bridge

 
 
Pine Street Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
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1. Pine Street Bridge Marker
Inscription.  In February 1912, the Yankton City Council approved city engineer Hugh C. Liebe's plan for a new concrete arch bridge at Pine Street over Rhine Creek (later renamed Marne Creek during World War I). In April, the council awarded a $3,700 construction contract to local contractors Arthur Ellerman and Dan McLain. In September 1912, using emerging concrete construction methods, Ellerman and McLain completed the 41-foot, single-span, reinforced concrete deck arch bridge with Classical Revival detailing. The bridge's railings consisted of spindle-shaped balusters set off by concrete posts ornamented with recessed panels. This was the last of four Rhine Creek bridges — others built in 1908-1911 at Douglas, Burleigh, and Walnut Streets — that were the earliest known concrete bridges built in the state. The bridge was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on December 13, 1999, as an early example of concrete deck arch bridge construction built by a South Dakotan engineer and contractors in an experimental era before the state standardized design and methods. However, following the return of adverse structural assessments, the 1912 bridge
Pine Street Bridge Marker, from the south image. Click for full size.
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2. Pine Street Bridge Marker, from the south
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was demolished in 2018. Completed for service on November 14, 2018, the replacement was designed to reference the aesthetic of the historic 1912 bridge.
 
Erected 2020. (Marker Number 727.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureBridges & Viaducts. In addition, it is included in the South Dakota State Historical Society Markers series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1912.
 
Location. 42° 52.443′ N, 97° 23.339′ W. Marker is in Yankton, South Dakota, in Yankton County. Marker is on Pine Street north of East 6th Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yankton SD 57078, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cramer - Kenyon Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Christ Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Capitol Building of Dakota Territory (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Territorial Capital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trial of Jack McCall for Murder of "Wild Bill" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Charles Francois Picotte (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Building at Yankton Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic Highway (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yankton.
 
Pine Street Bridge Marker, from the north image. Click for full size.
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3. Pine Street Bridge Marker, from the north
2018 Pine Street Bridge over Marne Creek image. Click for full size.
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4. 2018 Pine Street Bridge over Marne Creek
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2022. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 1, 2022.

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