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Photo by Greg Latza. Click to enlarge.
Photo by Greg Latza. Click to enlarge.

Winner! Whereizzit in South Dakota?

Apr 1, 2013

We have a winner in our March Whereizzit in South Dakota contest! Greg Latza's photo depicts the old railroad bridge pier on the Big Sioux River between Sioux Falls and Rowena. We drew Deborah Harr of Brandon's name at random from the list of correct guesses.

Thanks to everyone who guessed. Watch for another Whereizzit contest in our May/June 2013 issue! 

Comments

08:50 am - Fri, February 22 2013
Clark Baker said:
It's near an old railroad bridge on the Big Sioux River. I'd say it's about a 1/4 mile north of Highway 42.
09:20 am - Fri, February 22 2013
Josh said:
I know I've seen this along the Jim River along old Stone Church Rd south of Menno.
04:47 pm - Fri, February 22 2013
joe hovorka said:
Big sioux crossing at jefferson south dakota.sg
04:52 pm - Fri, February 22 2013
Butch Funke said:
Its a Pier of the Illinois Central Railroad Bridge.The railroad line crossed the Big Sioux River north of Higway 42 near The Perry Nature Center......where the town of East Sioux Falls used to be.
08:39 pm - Fri, February 22 2013
Ron Blotz said:
I also think it is the Sioux river railroad bridge pier north of Hwy 42. I remember watching trains go over it when I was a kid.
12:58 pm - Sat, February 23 2013
Crystal Bach said:
I think it's the old RR bridge support just East of the Fraternal Order of Police building and Mary Wegner Arboretum East of Sioux Falls on the way to Rowena. I don't know the name of the River. this looks like the support on the far West end of all of the supports.
02:07 pm - Sat, February 23 2013
Randy Hume said:
About 4 miles east of Sioux Falls on Hwy. 42.
Just north of Hwy 42 along the Sioux River, East of Arrowhead Park outside of Sioux Falls or east of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #1




10:14 am - Sun, February 24 2013
Jeremy Risty said:
As others have noted, it is the remnants of a railroad tressel near Iverson Crossing on the Big Sioux River just next to the current bridge near Perry Nature Area east of Sioux Falls.
07:50 am - Mon, February 25 2013
Don Trebil said:
East of Sioux Falls on Hwy. 42 , just north of the Hwy. bridge. Just east of Hwy 42 and 26th street.
11:26 am - Mon, February 25 2013
Harry Wiebers said:
Not a guess - but location. Go to s.d.#42, from rowena & #11 so. from
brandon, called Iverson Crossing, now up-scale hsg. development, west
towards S.F. approx. 1 mi. look north approx 1/4 mile on what would be
266 St. Support structure, turn of century RR bridge, near old
east S.F., now gone, you can't miss it, in the Big Sioux river.
01:07 pm - Mon, February 25 2013
Its the old railroad bridge between Brandon, Sioux Falls, and Rowena on HWY 11 or 42. Cool Picture!
01:37 pm - Mon, February 25 2013
Greg Dean said:
I'll go with the consensus and say Big Sioux River near Rowena.
06:48 pm - Tue, February 26 2013
Gary Rye said:





I know exactly where this is. It is east of East Sioux in the Big Sioux River along Highway 38 headed towards Rowena. It is the Railroad bridge support from the Railroad that used to run through there. Lots of memories.







08:44 pm - Tue, February 26 2013
cassie nicolai said:
Just east of Sioux falls on highway 42
06:31 pm - Wed, February 27 2013
Mary Wannamaker said:
It reminds me of the railroad bridge support along the Big Sioux River along the old hwy 38 which is now hwy 42 between Sioux Falls and Rowena, SD. When I lived in Iowa and drove to Sioux Falls to work in the spring the river would flood and go over the road, but the water never got high enough to go over the railroad bridge.
08:08 am - Thu, February 28 2013
david picasso said:
train bridge on the big Sioux river east of Sioux falls. I have lived within five miles of that site all my life.
10:53 am - Thu, February 28 2013
Charles Lopas said:
I've seen this remnant many times while traveling between Sioux Falls & Brandon. It is located on the Big Sioux river.
03:40 pm - Thu, February 28 2013
Lorelie Falzerano-Barth said:
East Hwy 42 just a short ways before the Brandon, SD turn off to Hwy 11.
06:33 pm - Fri, March 1 2013
Dillon anderson said:
I know this, I ride past this every day on the bus ride home from school. Its the Illinois Centrel railroad bridge. This bridge was taken down in the late 70's early 80's. This line went from Sioux Falls to cherokee Iowa. I know all this and Im only 15.
08:47 am - Sat, March 2 2013
DJ Buthe said:
Just north of SD 42 on the Big Sioux!
10:56 am - Sat, March 2 2013
Val Fee said:
It is an abandonded railroad bridge pier adjacent to the Sioux River, about 3 miles east of Sioux Falls, just north of highway 42.
08:20 pm - Sun, March 3 2013
It is one of the railroad bridge piers located in the Sioux River along Hwy 42. A number of years ago Fred Assum bought the abandoned line from downtown Sioux Falls to the Iowa boarder.
10:13 am - Mon, March 4 2013
Maynard Anderson said:
The river scene is located in the Sioux River east of the former town site of East Sioux Falls in Minnehaha County next to the present day Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum. I walked accross the bridge at this location as a child. Our family has lived in this area since prior to South Dakota becoming a state and has trekked over most of it over the years.
09:26 am - Tue, March 5 2013
Betty said:
I don't know. I thought I had seen something like this on the Jim River near Yankton?
09:39 am - Tue, March 5 2013
Mick Hammond said:

This is one of the two remaining piers of the old railroad bridge over the Big
sioux River adjacent to an area on the west side of the that was once known as East Sioux Falls. Just north of it was spot known as Iverson Crossing. It is approximately 400' north of the present Hiway 42/11 bridge.
08:58 am - Wed, March 6 2013
Ron Krumbach said:
It is on the Sioux River east of Sioux Falls along highway 11-42 between Sioux Falls and Rowena
03:27 pm - Wed, March 6 2013
GERALD CARL said:
It is the foundation support for the old RR bridge on the Big Sioux River. East of SF on the way to Rowena. It is very visible just north of the highway when traveling east.
08:14 pm - Wed, March 6 2013
Deborah Harr said:
This is the whats left of the old railroad bridge running to the old east Sioux falls. Located on hwy 42. When traveling east you can see it very clearly from the road.
07:34 am - Sat, March 9 2013
larry finney said:
This is the old stone railroad pier located east of Sioux Falls on the east side of the Big Sioux river near Iverson Crossing and the Fraternal Order of Police facility, along Hwy 42, west of Hwy 11. Rode bike and ran by it on the highway MANY times. We moved from SF 13 years ago, but assume it is still standing.
02:06 pm - Sat, March 9 2013
Roger DeKam said:
We were sitting on the couch with 5 grandchildren looking at the South Dakota Magazine on my birthday. I saw the picture and knew what it was. I asked them if they knew what the picture was about. when one said, that is the pier on the old railroad when we go to Grandpa Mouw in Sheldon. I told them I would send this up, would be nice for them get their name in their favorite magazine for their April 1st birthday---7 year old triplets---.I guess I didn't describe where, Hwy 42 and 11 on the way to Rowena , on the north side.I used to l live in Sioux Falls and drove past this every day on my way to Iowa to work,
07:41 pm - Sat, March 9 2013
Dave Otteman said:
I believe it is the old standing foundation of either a railroad or or old road bridge on split rock creek just outside Palisade Park south along the river to the blacktop road. It is North of Beaver Creek Church to split rock river and it is on the east side of the road.
03:25 pm - Sun, March 10 2013
DeLyle Kruger said:
I believe it is at the Big Sioux just east of Sioux Falls on Highway 42 north of where the highway crosses the river.
04:07 pm - Sun, March 10 2013
Crystal Bach said:
Just wanted to make my comments officially in March 2013 per the instructions:I think it's the old RR bridge support just East of the Fraternal Order of Police building and Mary Wegner Arboretum East of Sioux Falls on the way to Rowena. I don't know the name of the River. this looks like the support on the far West end of all of the supports.
05:26 pm - Sun, March 10 2013
Morris Moon said:
Its the Old railroad trestle (bridge), which went over the Sioux River by Blood Run east of Sioux Falls, on the way to Rowena.
06:32 pm - Mon, March 11 2013
kevin wenzel said:
it IS the railroad trestle remains located on the north side of the bridge on Highway 42 that crosses the Sioux river at mile marker 373, located just east of Sioux falls s.d.
07:50 am - Fri, March 15 2013
Robert Andraschko said:
Going from Brandon heading to Sioux Falls towards Willow Run Golf Course... After you make the turn towards Sioux Falls and the Golf Course, you will see it on that highway... cannot tell you the name... it is an old railroad bridge, I think?
06:51 pm - Fri, March 15 2013
Paul DeJong said:
This is along the Iowa / South Dakota border off of Hiway 42 along
the big Sioux river
10:58 am - Sun, March 17 2013
dale axtell said:
this is just north of highway #42 at mile marker 373 along the river
11:36 am - Mon, March 18 2013
Stewart Keiser said:
This railroad trestle is on the Big Sioux River east of Sioux Falls. It is located west of Highway 11.
10:32 am - Tue, March 19 2013
Vernon Brown said:
It's on the Big Sioux River right near Blood Run. I nearly got hung up in tree debris there kayaking a couple summers ago!
06:06 am - Wed, March 20 2013
Chris Johnson said:
This is the old highway base on highway 42 east of Sioux Falls on the big sioux river. A beautiful picture! It seems only we have just driven past it on our way to Sioux Falls but only have come to appreciate it after seeing the magazine.
07:54 am - Tue, March 26 2013
MikePederson said:
I think it's the old railroad bridge piling on the Big Sioux River east of Sioux Falls on the north side of hwy 42.
11:22 am - Thu, March 28 2013
Jeff Herbert said:
the old railroad bridge on the river between sioux falls and brandon.
11:32 pm - Thu, April 4 2013
Julie Duimstra said:
What is left of the railroad bridge that spanned the Big Sioux River between Sioux Falls and Rowena along hwy 42 east of Sioux Falls. I just got the magazine today :(.

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