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Case Bridge (Nebraska)
Posted May 8, 2018, by Pete Williams (odolaas69 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Looking at the satellite view, the road and bridge look abandoned. It doesn't show at all on regular Google maps.

Case Bridge (Nebraska)
Posted May 7, 2018, by Anonymous

ADD MORE INFORMATION!!!!!!

Posted April 27, 2018, by Luke

It's the 2010 replacement for https://bridgehunter.com/ne/keya-paha/bh81391/

Figured nobody would mind me co-opting the entry for a more notable bridge.

Posted April 27, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

I'm not sure what picture one depicts. It doesn't seem like it goes with this large trestle.

Posted April 27, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)
Posted April 27, 2018, by Luke
Posted April 17, 2018, by James Grooms (Jayb2664 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

South of Sparks. The Niobrara National Scenic River brochure incorrectly says the Allen Bridge is south of Sparks.

Posted February 17, 2018, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Looks like an old Pratt truss to me. It is fairly lightweight for a railroad bridge from what I can tell.

Posted February 17, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Google doesn't give the best view of this structure on bridgehunter, but it does appear to be a very old Pratt Through Truss. Thoughts?

Posted February 17, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Robert,

I was very surprised to find this. Iíve been going through old track charts, and Iíve been surprised at the number of truss bridges that are gone. Iíve counted at least two dozen trusses that have been replaced or demolished.

Many in the southeast corner of Nebraska were removed or replaced in the last 20 years. Iím surprised several didnít survive, as they would have in other states. In terms of railroad bridges, I think Nebraska could have been really underrated but a massive loss of trusses means I can cover pretty much the entire eastern half in two days. In addition, many of the railroad trusses left are 20th century structures.

I would actually consider South Dakota to be more underrated, at least in terms of railroad bridges. Dozens of historic quadrangular trusses relocated and dating to the 1880s, and many other large scale and historic trusses.

Posted February 17, 2018, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Great find! I have often believed that Nebraska just might be the most underrated state when it comes to Historic Bridges.

There are some great bridges in Nebraska but most of us don't seem to have been able to get there to get photographs.

Posted February 16, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Just found this structure. Looks like it is possibly privately owned. Appears to be a beautiful old Pratt Through Truss.

Posted December 17, 2017, by Don Morrison

I looked it over a bit too, and found the one lost pony, but it looks more likely for a through truss to have come from Madison county, where the larger river flows. It looks like several possibilities for removed bridges around Norfolk.

Posted December 17, 2017, by Don Morrison

This Pierce County Nebraska pony truss apparently only got moved 189 Smoots to the west to cross an old oxbow lake.

Posted December 17, 2017, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

From the Archway:

"The information that I have indicates that the bridge came from Pierce County, Nebraska, where it spanned the Elkhorn River."

I didn't find any possible locations that matched but I didn't do an exhaustive search.

Posted December 14, 2017, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Bridge remains in place as of 2017 aerial imagery..

Posted December 11, 2017, by Aaron

There was a google maps street view attached to this bridge listing that I just removed. This listing is for a BNSF railroad bridge thatís a bit east of the 2nd street bridge.

Posted December 10, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This looks like an 1880s Wrought Iron Bridge Company product. I am thinking that the date of 1908 is way off. Perhaps that was a rehab date or a move date.

Posted November 21, 2017, by Roger Deschner (rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com)

I asked a docent at the Archway Monument about the history of the bridge, like perhaps where it was originally. The answer was surprisingly vague. "It was found in a scrap yard in one of those 'I' states back east, I don't know if it was Indiana or Iowa. [Could also be Illinois or Idaho...] Perhaps Iowa - don't they have a lot of bridges in Madison County? It was brought here in 2005."

I'm glad they saved it from scrapping, but this is unsatisfying. We know this nice old bridge was built somewhere by Canton Bridge Company in 1914, but we don't know where. Considering it was found in a scrap yard in some 'I' state, we may never know where. At least it is now preserved. I really wish they'd stop incorrectly calling it a suspension bridge.

Posted November 17, 2017, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This bridge is going to move to 13th Street north of Silver Street (less than a block away) to a campground under development.

http://www.wahoo-ashland-waverly.com/ashland/news/iconic-bri...

Thanks to Bob Luebbe for taking ownership of this bridge and saving it!

Posted November 8, 2017, by Luke

I found a Railway Age article, and while it doesn't have pictures of the actual completed bridges, it has info.

Gimme a few minutes and I'll have it screencapped and uploaded.

Posted November 8, 2017, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

I found a BNSF track list showing this short line. It looks like it was used for ten years, 1917-1927, with the last section abandoned in 1928.

Does anyone know the history of this project with at least two large bridges, and why it was abandoned so quickly?

Posted November 7, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

oooh....this is an awesome one

Posted November 6, 2017, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Not exactly sure what these mean. I know others have an actual date, and sometimes a letter.

http://bridgehunter.com/photos/40/72/407274-L.jpg

Best I can figure is they are either mileposts, elevations or another set of numbers relating to the construction of the bridge.

Posted November 5, 2017, by Luke

I know John has deciphered these before, so it's not so much of a mystery but more of a "wait for John."

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 Ė built in 1903 Ė 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. Whatís 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 2Ę 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.