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Great Platte River Road Archway Monument 27-10-(a

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Photo taken by James McCray

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Description 

The G.R.R.A.M is in all aspects a covered bridge. Thusly, it is supported by its own truss members.

Facts 

Overview
Steel arch bridge over I-80 on a pedestrian walkway (museum type exhibit)
Location
Buffalo County, Nebraska
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built as a monument to the Great Platte River Road in 1999.
Design
The bridge is technically a steel arch covered bridge.
Dimensions
Total length: 309.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.66988, -99.03847   (decimal degrees)
40°40'12" N, 99°02'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/496748/4502112 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kearney
Inventory number
BH 47853 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Arch (9,931)
Buffalo County, Nebraska (11)
Built 1999 (41)
Built during 1990s (357)
Covered (1,164)
Deck arch (9,221)
Have street view (15,442)
Modern (861)
Museum (23)
Nebraska (1,235)
Open to pedestrians (2,474)
Owned privately (781)
Steel arch (305)
Total length 250-500 feet (3,678)

Update Log 

  • February 23, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • February 18, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • August 9, 2012: New photos from James McCray
  • January 27, 2011: Added by James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Wikipedia
  • Luke
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net