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Krumm Bridge

Photos 

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From Historic Bridge Inventory

BH Photo #167517

Map 

Information From Historic Bridge Inventory 

From Historic Bridge Inventory By Clayton B. Fraser

In February 1883 the Antelope County Commissioners contracted with the King Iron Bridge Company to build a tubular arch bridge across the Elkhorn River just north of Clearwater. On June 18, 1883 county officials inspected and accepted the newly completed bridge. The bridge carried wagon traffic with only minimal repairs for nearly thirty years, until the summer of 1912. That July the Western Bridge and Construction Company of Omaha replaced the bridge's original timber stringers with steel stringers. The bridge was also moved around 1929. Although no longer in use, it is being preserved in place by the county.

Facts 

Overview
Bowstring through truss bridge over Elkhorn River on 519th Avenue (Old Alignment)
Location
Antelope County, Nebraska
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1883 By King Iron Bridge Co. Relocated 1929. Now Rehabilited For Pedestrian Use.
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Design
Bowstring through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 29, 1992
Also called
Elkhorn River Bridge
Singing Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.15996, -98.12601   (decimal degrees)
42°09'36" N, 98°07'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/572200/4667906 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clearwater
Inventory numbers
NRHP 92000771 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 45496 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 17, 2015: Updated by Nathan Holth: Add Span Length Estimated.
  • February 20, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • August 7, 2011: New photos from James McCray
  • August 16, 2010: New photos from Nathan Holth
  • June 14, 2010: Essay added by Nathan Holth

Sources 

Comments 

Elkhorn River Bridge
Posted June 14, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Sure would be nice for someone to let us know if this King bowstring truss bridge, one of the rarest in Nebraska, has truly been preserved in place as the Historic Bridge Inventory claims.