INTERACTIVE MAP: Is your local bridge in poor condition?

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — KELOLAND News analyzed data from the South Dakota Department of Transportation to look at the state of bridges in South Dakota.

We are looking at the state of bridges in South Dakota. Click here to read that story.

Most bridges are inspected every two years. Below is a map of the latest inspection reports.

If you’re having trouble viewing map on a mobile device, click here.

Here are a few things to know:

The map contains every bridge and culvert in the State of South Dakota.

When you click on an icon, you will see the following show up:

  • Facility: This is what the bridge is commonly known as.
  • Featint: What the bridge crosses (i.e. river, creek, another road, railroad, etc.)
  • County: This is the county the bridge is located in.
  • Location: This is just a general location of where the bridge is at.
  • Owner: This is important. Is the bridge owned by the state, county or city? That determines who is responsible for repairing and/or rebuilding.
  • Year Built: According to the SDDOT, this is the year the bridge was built.
  • NHS_Indicator: This says if the bridge is on the National Highway System.
  • mm_english: This is the mile maker that the bridge is located at. Not all have mile markers.
  • suff_rate: This is the sufficiency rating. According to the DOT, it is a rating of 0 – 100, and indicates the bridge’s sufficiency to remain in service. 
  • roadwidth: The width of the road
  • Bridge_Condition: This is classified as either good, fair or poor.

The icon on the left indicates a culvert. The icon on the right indicates a bridge.

If you want to type in a specific address, click on the full-screen button in the upper right corner.

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