Turkey Creek Bridge
Photo In Public Domain.
Photo taken by Wikipedia User Ammodramus in November 2009
BH Photo #172907
GPS is Estimate. The bridge is located on County Road 722 just west of County Road P, southwest of Ragan.
No exact references have been found to determine who built the bridge or when. The truss leg bedstead, however, was reportedly first used in Nebraska sometime around 1896, remaining popular until the early 1900s. In September 1899 the County Commissioners ordered that an iron or steel bridge be constructed over the creek near Ragan. The contact was awarded to the Canton Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio, on September 5, 1899. Constituted of steel components, this bedstead is very likely that structure. Its legs have been partially encased in concrete, but the structure remains otherwise intact. The Turkey Creek Bridge is technologically significant as one of the few intact bedsteads remaining in the state. [From NRHP Form]
- Abandoned bedstead Pratt pony truss bridge over Turkey Creek on CR-722
- Harlan County, Nebraska
- Built in 1899 by the Canton Bridge Co.
- - Canton Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
- Three panel pin-connected Pratt bedstead pony truss.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 29, 1992
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.29235, -99.33305 (decimal degrees)
40°17'32" N, 99°19'59" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 14/471692/4460258 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory numbers
- NRHP 92000711 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 45911 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- February 21, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Updated NRHP status & info, description and imported photo
- August 16, 2010: Added by Nathan Holth