Pigtails- Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway

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When riding your motorcycle through the Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway in the breathtaking Black Hills, you will come across the “pigtails” of Iron Mountain Road. With abrupt elevation changes, the pigtails were designed as a circle, so it spirals above/below itself. However, because of 1900’s road engineering, engineers wanted to build these bridges out of concrete and steel. Norbeck didn’t give in and convinced the engineers the pigtails had to blend in with the environment, so the bridges were constructed with timber instead.  The results are still perfect after more than ninety years.

Enjoy the pics and video below.

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