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Krumm Bridge


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From Historic Bridge Inventory

BH Photo #167517


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.


Bowstring through truss bridge over Elkhorn River on 519th Avenue (Old Alignment)
Antelope County, Nebraska
Built 1883 By King Iron Bridge Co. Relocated 1929. Now Rehabilited For Pedestrian Use.
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Bowstring through truss
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
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:
Inventory numbers
NRHP 92000771 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 45496 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


19th Century (7,567)
Antelope County, Nebraska (27)
Bowstring through truss (277)
Bowstring truss (543)
Built 1883 (158)
Built during 1880s (1,994)
Closed (2,665)
King Bridge Co. (360)
NR-listed (2,960)
Nebraska (1,634)
Owned by county (20,783)
Preserved (1,187)
Span length 100-125 feet (4,398)
Through truss (15,075)
Truss (32,799)
Wooden deck (6,069)

Update Log 

  • April 27, 2018: Updated by Luke: Changed status based on washed out approach
  • 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



Krumm Bridge
Posted April 15, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Yes it does! Like to a park over a smaller stream and sitting on a substantial substructure.

Krumm Bridge
Posted April 15, 2019, by Scott (sdietz42 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

It survived this latest flooding (April 2019). Needs to be moved.

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.