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