Bridge over Big Sioux vandalized

BROOKINGS – An iron bridge over the Sioux River west of Brookings was vandalized with paint and fire, according to the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office.

The damage was reported at 8 a.m. Wednesday and occurred on 215th Street between 469th Avenue and 468th Avenue, Assistant Sheriff Scott Sebring said.

“It was found that a suspect or suspects had painted graffiti on the bridge and started a fire in the middle of the bridge, which is constructed with wood planks. The fire damage was minimal,” Sebring said.

The incident happened sometime between 8 a.m. Tuesday and when it was found on Wednesday, he said, adding the graffiti was found the prior week.

Anyone with any information about this case can contact the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office at 696-8300, contact Crimestoppers anonymously by visiting or call 692-STOP (7867).