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Platte-Winner Bridge Lawsuit Files, 1961 - 1970

Identifier: ACC 84-030:

Scope and Contents

Consists of files maintained by the Department of Highways Legal Division between 1969 and 1970 concerning a lawsuit filed by Peter Kiewit Sons Co., Massman Construction Co., and Johnson, Drake & Piper, Inc. against the State Highway Commission, the Department of Highways, and the State of South Dakota for damages incurred in the performance of a construction contract. Completed in 1966, the Platte-Winner Bridge (SDDOT structure no. 12085080) is located in Charles Mix County and serves as the Missouri River crossing for South Dakota Highway 44 between Platte and Winner. Records include memoranda and correspondence, transcripts of pretrial and trial proceedings (with index), preliminary construction project studies, briefing materials, stipulations, memorandum decision, judgment, and other circuit court records. Also included is an audio recording of a State Highway Commission meeting held January 6, 1969.


  • 1961 - 1970


1.6 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Record Group: English


Arranged chronologically and thereunder alphabetically by record type.

Physical Characteristics

Audio recording: 1/4 inch reel-to-reel audio tape on 7 inch reel

Repository Details

Part of the South Dakota State Archives Repository

900 Governors Dr
Pierre South Dakota 57501 USA
605-773-6041 (Fax)