Western Bridge & Construction Co.

of Omaha, Nebraska
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John W. Towle organized the company in about 1907. It remained in business until about 1934. Offices were in the Bee Building at 17th and Farnam Streets in Omaha, Nebraska.

317th Street Bridge (Union County, South Dakota)
Built 1910
Pratt through truss bridge over Brule Creek on 317th St
Intact but closed to all traffic

Big Sioux River Bridge (Minnehaha County, South Dakota)
Built 1910
Through truss bridge over Big Sioux River on Big Sioux Road, 3 mi. south of Baltic
Removed but not replaced

Fair Oaks Bridge (Sacramento County, California)
Built 1909
Pennsylvania through truss bridge over American River on Bridge Street
Open to pedestrians

Green River Bridge (Sublette County, Wyoming)
Built 1905
Pratt through truss bridge over Green River on CR 145
closed to all traffic

Hospital Bridge (Sierra County, California)
Built 1910
Pratt through truss bridge over Downie River on Former Upper Main Street
Open to pedestrians only

Klondike Bridge (Lyon County, Iowa)
Built 1914
Through truss bridge over Big Sioux River on 180th Street southeast of Sioux Falls
Open to pedestrians only

Lewellen State Aid Bridge (Garden County, Nebraska)
Built 1927
Pony truss bridge over North Platte River on FAS 1265
Open to traffic

Lisco State Aid Bridge (Garden County, Nebraska)
Built 1928
Pony truss bridge over North Platte River on COLL 7154, .5 mi. south of Lisco
Open to traffic

Neligh Mill Bridge (Antelope County, Nebraska)
Built 1910
Through truss bridge over Elkhorn River on Elm Street at Neligh
Collapsed into river, but remains and is feasible to restore.

Oak Creek Bridge (Corson County, South Dakota)
Built 1911
Kingpost pony truss bridge over Oak Creek on Local Road
Intact but closed to all traffic

Otter Creek Bridge (Lyon County, Iowa)
Built 1900
Through truss bridge over Otter Creek on a local road
Open to traffic

Palisades Bridge (Minnehaha County, South Dakota)
Built 1908
Through truss bridge over Split Rock Creek in Palisades State Park
Open to one-lane traffic

Parshall State Aid Bridge (Boyd County, Nebraska)
Built 1917
Lost Through truss bridge over Niobrara River on NE-11
Replaced by a new bridge

Q Street Viaduct (Old) (Douglas County, Nebraska)
Pile-Driving, 1908
Parker through truss over Railroad Yard on Q Street
Removed

Verdigris Creek Bridge (Antelope County, Nebraska)
Built 1918
Pony truss bridge over East Branch Verdigris Creek on a CR-520, 1.7 mi. north and 1 mi. east of Royal
Open to traffic

West Branch Lyon Creek Bridge (Dickinson County, Kansas)
Built ca. 1910
Pony truss bridge over West Branch, 0.5 mi. south and 0.5 mi. west of Woodbine
Open to traffic

Yellow Bridge (Sacramento County, California)
Built 1908
Pennsylvania Petit through truss bridge over Cosumnes River on Pedestrian walkway
Open to pedestrians