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Posted August 19, 2017, by Dana

a UCEB, a 1915 Pony, water, great Eclipse possibilities!

Posted August 9, 2017, by Luke

Lisa, lostbridges has several postcard images of the previous bridge: http://www.lostbridges.org/details.aspx?id=NE/27-54-U01x&loc...

Posted August 9, 2017, by Lisa Gennaro (lisagennaro [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Do you have Photo's of this bridge before 1913,

Thank You

Posted July 26, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I am beginning to think that 1935 is a Nebraska default date. This bridge looks circa 1900 to me.

Posted April 12, 2017, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The bents appear to carry the ends of the trusses and the floor beams carry the long girders. My thought is they added the girders at the lower chord to lengthen the span, probably as part of a relocation. The truss is still in a position to carry part of the load. Another story we may never know.

Posted April 12, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Looks as though the trusses were attached to a beam structure at some point and might not have been functional in the end...except as decorative railings.

That being said, they still appear to be in decent shape and could certainly be reused for trail or park purposes.

Posted April 12, 2017, by Art S (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

No longer in place:

http://www.wpnews.com/news/top_stories/article_052ba718-1ad0...

Bridge built in 1903 removed to make way for low-water crossing

What was believed to be the oldest bridge still in use in Cuming County is in use no more. It was a 16-foot wide wood deck truss bridge – built in 1903 – on County Road 22, just north of Highway 16, two miles west of Bancroft. It crossed the old Logan Creek channel.

Sunrise Excavating won the bid to remove the bridge and replace it with a low-water crossing. Workers were able to do so last week without damaging it. What’s to become of the bridge is still unknown. Some in the county have expressed an interest for the bridge to be saved.

The bridge now rests in the field near where it stood.

Three large culverts are being placed where the bridge stood, and a road will be built over them.

The road is a minimum maintenance road, but is used by four farmers to reach their fields. The bridge was in poor shape and no longer wide enough to allow all of their equipment to cross it.

Posted December 14, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

KSHS documented this bridge...which I still think is in Nebraska...

http://khri.kansasgis.org/index.cfm?in=147-0000-00073

Posted November 21, 2016, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The NBI lists GPS coordinates for many bridges that are off by a few miles in Nebraska. I've corrected some in some counties, I am sure others have done the same. But many remain off by a few miles.

Posted November 20, 2016, by Dana and Kay Klein

Anyone travel this way much? Only Bridge on Sat images is between Hubbell and Reynolds. South West of where this pin is. Looks like a new bridge with old abutments to the South East.

Posted November 20, 2016, by Dana and Kay Klein

This plus Half Breed Creek, GOOD BRIDGE day! Thanks for Sharing

Posted August 23, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I had heard the name... But never see it on a bridge.

Mr. Scullin kinda looked like Wilford Brimley!

Posted August 23, 2016, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Scullin is a very rare brand on bridge steel, I've only seen it a few times.

Company info:

http://www.mhmvoices.org/2009SpringFeature1.php

http://www.mhmvoices.org/2009SpringFeature1.php

Posted August 23, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Scullin Steel...that seems to be a somewhat rare brand, unless someone else can remember seeing a large number of their works.

Posted August 16, 2016, by Luke

Yes, the Ak-Sar-Ben Bridge was part of the Lincoln Highway.

Posted August 16, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Barry, it looks like the Lincoln Highway logo to me but I haven't researched the route, so I'm not certain.

Regards,

Art S.

Posted August 16, 2016, by Barry (bllauver [at] toad [dot] net)

In picture #4: Is that the blue "L" logo of the Lincoln Highway painted on it? Comparing the steel members with the size of the cars and people, I can see that this was a very heavily built bridge.

Posted August 15, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Nice write-up on the history of the bridge:

http://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/nebraska/jim-...

Posted August 15, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Article with a pic of the bridge:

https://www.morningagclips.com/rrca-to-meet-aug-24/

Lewis Bridge (Nebraska)
Posted July 30, 2016, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Sometimes the google map does odd things to straight lines. The topo shows the line (almost as wide as the bridge) touching the bridge on the SW corner.

Lewis Bridge (Nebraska)
Posted July 30, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

If the lines on the satellite imagery are correct this bridge is entirely in the state of South Dakota, and not partially in Nebraska.

This is a beautiful setting.

Posted July 29, 2016, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Just browsing the river, and seen this just sitting in the middle of the river. There is also a second span sitting on the ground on the south shore in the trees towards of the bottom of the screen shot. I was unable to find much information on the bridge.

Posted July 29, 2016, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I kind of doubt the date of 1980 on this bridge, but I might be wrong.

Posted May 25, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

...And before somebody starts a campaign to get me fired, I'm only talking about the bridge! I've never been to Lincoln, but I'm sure it's a nice city.

Posted May 25, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Could have saved some $$$ and just spelled U G L Y

Posted May 25, 2016, by Nathan Holth (nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Yes. This bridge is most certainly iconic. How many other cities can claim to have spelled out their name on box culverts placed on top of an AASHTO girder bridge?

Posted April 25, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I've begin to notice that Nathan!

Posted April 25, 2016, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Tony... Many trusses in Nebraska without photos... and based on my cursory review, a lot of them are likely misdated and older than listed.

Posted April 25, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Much older than 1935... Closer to ca. 1900

Posted April 24, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

James,

Its local to you. I'll rely on your judgement.

Regards,

Art S.

Posted April 23, 2016, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

You might be on to something here. This seems like a mystery third bowstring. So this bridge is too small for the other pony bowstring and the one over the Nemaha River is a Through Truss bowstring. So this makes a third one that is a mystery.

Posted April 23, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

James, If you are certain; I will do so and remove this entry. When I searched, to my eye, your bridge seemed bigger and the verticals seemed different.

Let me know if you are certain.

Regards,

Art S.

Posted April 23, 2016, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

You would do well to just add the pic of the bridge to the posted bridge page

Posted April 23, 2016, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

There were two bowstring bridges near Falls City, NE. The one you got pictured is this one: http://bridgehunter.com/ne/richardson/bh49232/

It still exists and is posted. The other one was over the Nemaha River south of town but was a through truss bowstring type. I have added it.

Posted April 23, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Picture titled scene near Falls City, Neb. not sure which crossing. If anyone knows, please fill in the details.

Posted January 31, 2016, by Matt

I think this bridge was still in use as late as 1985 or 86; I remember crossing it on a trip from Lincoln, Nebraska to St. Louis, Missouri during a vacation in this period. We did the drive in reverse a year or so later and by then the new one had opened.

Posted December 8, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Posted November 22, 2015, by Erik Hoffman (edh4801 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Most beautiful bridge I have seen in a long while.

Posted October 8, 2015, by Erik Hoffman

It's just the camera angle. I enlarged it and found that the deck was deliberately built on a downhill slant. However, the camera perspective creates a optical illusion that makes the corners appear to sag.

Posted August 28, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Not sure if this is the right bridge but:

https://www.mscnews.net/news/?nk=51583

Posted July 2, 2015, by Kelly McClanahan

By using the quadrangle map, I found it is Mackelroy Creek.

Posted July 2, 2015, by Kelly McClanahan

By using the Quadrangle map, this is Spring Creek.

Posted April 18, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Found this link which may be of use: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/nediv/bridges/douglas.cfm

Posted March 9, 2015, by Donna Klingenberg (donnaklingenberg [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I believe this is the Schauppsville pony bridge taken today, 3/09/15.

Posted February 12, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Here is a webpage for the bridge including a picture of the installation:

http://www.gilmanparkarboretum.com/historic-bridge/

Posted January 14, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The 1925 date is questionable too.

Posted January 14, 2015, by Mark Milat (mmilat2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Pony Truss?????????????????

Posted December 23, 2014, by Randy Gordon-Gilmore (randy [dot] gordon [dot] gilmore [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge was removed in fall 2014.

Posted December 23, 2014, by Roger Deschner (rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thanks Nathan. When I pulled over on US 6 in Lincoln to admire this bridge and its neighboring interesting BNSF Baltimore truss bridge, I knew it was unusual. I did have trouble identifying the type, and Whipple was a guess.

Posted December 23, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Roger... its not a Whipple... its an extremely rare variation of the lattice truss, the Triple Intersection Warren. Most lattice trusses are Quadruple Intersection Warrens (sometimes called quadrangular). A very nice and highly significant historic bridge.

Posted November 19, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Posted November 15, 2014, by James Baughn (webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com)

This looks very similar to a bridge in Missouri built 1887 by the King Bridge Co.:

http://bridgehunter.com/mo/caldwell/henkins-ford/

Posted November 15, 2014, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

It's this one Art...

http://bridgehunter.com/ne/nemaha/C006411250/

A pin-connected Warren truss that should be saved!

Posted November 14, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Interesting article about a possible bridge restoration, I don't think it's this bridge and the satellite images suggest several in the immediate area, anyone have knowledge of the area?

http://bigapple.hollmanmedia.com/local-news/victorious-hutto...

Posted November 14, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Interesting article about a possible bridge restoration, I don't think it's this bridge and the satellite images suggest several in the immediate area, anyone have knowledge of the area?

http://bigapple.hollmanmedia.com/local-news/victorious-hutto...

Posted November 1, 2014, by Lyon Wonder (lyon_wonder [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This article suggests the Plattsmouth toll bridge is still open to traffic.

http://fremonttribune.com/cass-news/news/plattsmouth-officia...

In 2007, the city of Plattsmouth bought the toll bridge for $1 from the Plattsmouth Bridge Co. and created a commission to operate and maintain it. Built in 1929, the 402-feet-long, cantilevered truss bridge cost about $700,000.

The new bridge obviously will reduce toll revenues, Portis said, but it will also reduce wear and tear on the Plattsmouth bridge, which was refurbished in 2008.

"One fully loaded (semi) truck does as much damage as 2,000 cars," he said, adding that the city would like to see more cars than trucks use the toll bridge.

He thinks semi drivers and farmers hauling grain will use the new U.S. 34 route to avoid stop-and-go traffic through Plattsmouth and save fuel, and that many Plattsmouth and Glenwood, Iowa, residents will still use the old toll bridge because it's an easy way to cross the Missouri River and saves them several miles. The toll for a car is $1.50.

Posted October 24, 2014, by Lyon Wonder (lyon_wonder [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The brand new 4-lane US 34 bridge is now open to traffic, which takes US 34 off the old toll bridge.

http://www.radioiowa.com/2014/10/22/multimillion-dollar-brid...

Posted October 4, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Posted August 30, 2014, by Brad Smith (gaberdine [at] hotmail [dot] com)

http://vimeo.com/10183293 Iowa side demolition (implosion)

http://vimeo.com/9756930 Nebraska Side Demolition (Implosion)

Posted August 30, 2014, by Brad Smith (gaberdine [at] hotmail [dot] com)
Posted May 29, 2014, by K. A. Erickson

There was an error in the database. The US 75 Bridge over Moors Creek is a Prestressed Tee beam c 1930 and expanded in the mid 1970s. A country road nearby has the pony truss. The listening that was in error in the database originally. The pointer should be in the correct spot now.

Posted May 28, 2014, by Don Morrison

This one should probably be at 41.683121, -96.174073,

over County Line Ditch. Anyone agree?

Posted May 28, 2014, by Don Morrison

Assuming I'm looking in the right place, Google and Bing seem to show a concrete bridge at the location described on this page already. Washington county looks to need some detail work, since there seem to be more replaced bridges and unnamed streams that have names on Google maps.

Posted May 27, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

I'm guessing this is the bridge being replaced:\

http://www.nebraskabids.com/bid-opportunities/2014/05/26/564...

Posted April 26, 2014, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

I wrote a mystery bridge article about this bridge in hopes the answers to some questions I have will come about. Here a link to the article: http://thebridgehunter.areavoices.com/2014/04/26/mystery-bri...

Happy bridgehunting! :-)

JS

Posted March 17, 2014, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

You know it is a good bridge when the Google Streetview cars run in tandem...

Posted March 15, 2014, by scott dietz (sdietz42 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge was rebuilt and is still being used.

Posted March 14, 2014, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

1981 build date is not correct. Maybe a rehab date.

Posted March 6, 2014, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

After some researching I noticed that this bridge was posted for the wrong bridge.....there are two through trusses in this county and this is the westernmost one. The other, to the east, is also a King Bridge, but has not been added yet, but was posted incorrectly as the Loosveldt Bridge. I am doing this right now.

Posted February 27, 2014, by Ryan Trullinger

I also read this bridge is doomed, not a good scenario. Yeah I can see why it could be an issue on a foggy day. Also I can see an issue with wide farm equipment not being able pass over it. But there has to be a better plan, like build a modern bridge to one side or the other, or better yet an modern bridge built across the river on the next section road, either west or east. Just my 2¢ worth.

Posted February 25, 2014, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This is ridiculous they are whining that the bridge is dangerous because its one lane and you can't see the other end in a foggy day. Why should that condemn this historic bridge? The solution is obvious. One way couplet.

http://www.nptelegraph.com/news/crossing-that-bridge/article...

Posted February 23, 2014, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge, at least the truss section, looks much older than the 1976 build date the NBI credits it with. Perhaps the 1976 date is a rehab date.

Posted February 22, 2014, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

76 years would definitely qualify as historic James...Good find!

Posted February 22, 2014, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

keep in mind bridge is built in 1938......so question is..Is the bridge historical or non historic prefab?

Posted February 18, 2014, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This bridge has a rare detail where it has riveted connections, yet a pin and u-bolt hanger hold the floorbeam in place. Usually u-bolt hangers only show up on pin-connected trusses.

Dave: Thanks for adding these photos from Ammodramus... please keep doing so! I added some of his photos a while back but I am too busy to finish the job. Ammodramus was very supportive of having his photos appearing on BridgeHunter. He has great photos of bridges that do not have photos and/or pages on BridgeHunter yet. If you poke through wiki commons you should find a lot of bridges from him.

Posted February 18, 2014, by Robert Thompson

I don't know where they got it, but it's the real thing, versus a Mail-Order Bridge.

Kudos to the Waterpark for the special effort to re-purpose this bridge!

Posted February 18, 2014, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I too noted that some elements of this span were not necessarily conducive to the WIBCo. normality. Standard might have went a little "throwback" with some of their earlier contracts...I have certainly seen other firms do this in their infancy.

Posted February 17, 2014, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This is one of the most unusual bridges I have seen. Note the unusual bottom chord design. The Nomination Form associates the Standard Bridge Company with building the bridge, but apparently the date of construction is not certain, since ca. 1905 was used. Standard Bridge Co. was formed in 1900:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_Bridge_Company

I agree the bridge looks like a pre-1900 bridge, but the bridge details such as the bottom chord and the design of the end post casting is unusual vs other Wrought Iron Bridge Company bridges. The use of threaded rod with nut connection details is not unique to Wrought Iron Bridge Company.

This may be a freak bridge that does not conform to the dates that we would expect them to. Like the bowstrings in Wisconsin:

http://www.historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowse...

Posted February 17, 2014, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The cast endpost connectors suggest a structure that is much older than the 1905 date given. It is more likely a Wrought Iron Bridge Co. span from about 1880.

Posted January 21, 2014, by Frank Hicks

Judging from aerial photos this bridge has likely been replaced

Posted January 19, 2014, by Anonymous

"but, how was it made to turn?"

Well they are usually turned by an electric motor and there is a huge reduction gear that transmits the motion to a smaller gear which engages the base of the turn table. Each end has a locking device.

Posted January 19, 2014, by Anonymous

I'm sure the UP passenger train was part of the local Rail Fest. I know somebody at UP in North Platte and they took me on the train with them. The cars are nothing fancy but they are rather nice. The upholstery had little UP logos in it and it just gave you the feel of what it was like in the hey day of railroading. The employees could not justify the cost of operating such a train except UP operates it with the excuse that it is for public safety education.....which it is. If you get on the train you have to listen to a railroad safety lecture while you ride. They actually give some startling statistics on how many people are killed at railroad crossings and next to the tracks. MOST railroad fatalities are not at crossings but people trespassing along the tracks on railroad property. The railroad officially calls those fatalities as trespassers on railroad property who stepped in front of the train...(suicides) A surprising number of them along the rails.

Posted December 15, 2013, by K. A. Erickson

I don't think this bridge exists anymore. There is a recent petition to remove the listing of this and the Brownson Viaduct from the NRHP.

http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/pending/P20131116.htm

Posted October 28, 2013, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

If anything I would say that the floor is sagging in the one corner... But it may just be the angle of the picture.

Posted October 28, 2013, by D.W. (darrinw70 [at] gmail [dot] com)

OK. Is it just me or is that bridge's superstructure twisted?

Rulo Bridge (Nebraska)
Posted September 4, 2013, by Lyon Wonder (lyon_wonder [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The replacement for the US-159 Rulo bridge is now open to traffic.

http://www.kmaland.com/news/article_fe0bdcbc-148b-11e3-ad68-...

Posted July 2, 2013, by Luke Harden (lukemh9 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Canadian National owns the Illinois Central.

Posted July 2, 2013, by Gene Finke (genefinke [at] windstream [dot] net)

I always thought this was a Chicago and Northwestern Swing Bridge not an Illinois Central. Also I don't understand the reference to Canadian National Railway.

Rulo Bridge (Nebraska)
Posted June 28, 2013, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The first time I drove over this bridge, the knee bracings were still intact. There were signs specifically warning trucks about the lower height restriction on the sides of the bridge. This would have been around the year 2000, probably.

Posted May 22, 2013, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Inquired about the bridge today. I was told that it is likely not going to be torn out until sometime next year.

Regards,

Art S.

Posted April 30, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Chris,

Highly detailed general information on movable bridges is available in these books:

http://archive.org/details/movablesbridges01hove

http://archive.org/details/movablesbridges02hove

Posted April 30, 2013, by chris Lynch (sirpoet73 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I have always been a fan of this bridge since i can remember. I always wondered how did this thing actually work? i know there are sets of wheels to make them turn but, how was it made to turn? was there a person on each side in a box and they would press a button and it would start to turn? if so, how did each of them talk to each to tell them to turn the bridge if needed be? Now since this bridge is no longer working what happens if the open side needs to close how would they go about doing that? Also, I heard from many people that this bridge was struck by lighting many years ago. Finally if it is possible where can i find specs on this bridge meaning, how it was actually moved was it by wires, steam, moved using a hand crank. and could you direct me to a site that has more information on this type of bridge? I would greatly be thankful oh and one last thing, these tracks on the bridge where do they lead to? starting from Omaha to Council bluffs Iowa.

Posted March 24, 2013, by Fmiser (fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com)

The vertical struts and upper lateral braces are solid, not laced. The end joint is pinned to the foot. The top chord and end posts are V-laced. None of the diagonals are ties, the are all built-up with battons. The deck is wide. The gussets are fairly big.

So - I would _guess_ 1930's to early 1940's. I would be shocked if it were actually built in 1972!

Posted March 23, 2013, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Well...it was load rated 20 Tons in 1972 so...

Posted March 23, 2013, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

NBI gives 1974 build date. Does this look that modern?

Posted December 17, 2012, by Julie Bowers (jbowerzq [at] gmail [dot] com)

The folks I talked with said there are a few people who want it at the city county level.

The SHPO and DOT say not only was the span cut for width it was also cut apart many times for length.

Was supposed to get better photos bht they have not arrived.

Grinnell needs a lil ped bridge by a lake.

All I know. Got some names.

Posted December 17, 2012, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I have seen that construction on a few others bridges, but it is a rare find.

Here is a similar example:

http://bridgehunter.com/ks/dickinson/wilson/

Posted December 17, 2012, by james mccray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

All I know is that I found this bridge a couple of years ago when I was staying at a friend's house in Nebraska. I could not believe my eyes that it was a real bowstring bridge and, as such, I took pictures of it and added it onto this site. The sad thing is that I called the park shortly after that and they said that they plan on replacing this bridge with a MOB. Recently, the SHPO, the guy that determines the historical value of stuff in NE, says that it is not historic, so therefore it gives the park the green light to scrap it. Being a seminary student/missionary with little funds I do not have the resources to get the bridge moved, repaired, or rehabbed and that breaks my heart. All I know to do is to make this post and see if anyone would be willing to take the time and effort to beg the officials at the park to let them have it, and then spend the money it would take to move it somewhere else and get it rehabbed. Anyway, any takers would be appreciated or if anyone would tell me, a guy that is clueless on how to get stuff like historic bridges saved from scrapping, how it would be possible to get the bridge saved. It would be a dream come true for someone like me to be involved in something like that.

Posted December 17, 2012, by Julie Bowers (jbowerzq [at] gmail [dot] com)

The folks I talked with said there are a few people who want it at the city county level.

The SHPO and DOT say not only was the span cut for width it was also cut apart many times for length.

Was supposed to get better photos bht they have not arrived.

Grinnell needs a lil ped bridge by a lake.

All I know. Got some names.

Posted December 17, 2012, by Fmiser (fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com)

James McCray,

I was on the page for Otoe county as I was adding photos to another bridge.

As to the maker - it's clear to me it's built by King Iron Bridge and Mfg. Company. I got some detailed photos of a bowstring pony truss in Little America rest area in central Illinois. http://bridgehunter.com/il/fulton/bh49863/ The details match.

Mr. King got a patent on his design in 1867, so it would have been built after that. By 1890 or so, not many were being installed.

A lot of historic trusses have to be moved to get them in a park. Here they have one already. Repairing it should be pretty easy.

And Nebraska State Historic and Preservation Office seems to think this 110+ year old bridge isn't historic? That's worse than than anonymous guy who keeps shouting comments about non-historic. Is there a way for any of us to influence them?