US 281 Niobrara River Bridge
Bridge washout on US 281
Note headlights of state patrol cars on other side of washed-out bridge.
TV station KDLT
View this photo at kdlt.com
BH Photo #444741
This ordinary modern bridge has been in the headlines, because it has been washed out by the 2019 spring flooding, after the upstream Spencer Dam failed. According to Google Maps, a replacement bridge is scheduled to be opened in September 2019.
- Lost Steel stringer bridge over Niobrara River on US 281
- Holt County, Nebraska, and Boyd County, Nebraska
- Destroyed by flooding
- Future prospects
- Projected to be replaced by September, 2019
- Opened 2003; washed out by flood March 14, 2019
- Steel stringer
Length of largest span: 250.0 ft.
Total length: 662.1 ft.
Deck width: 44.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +42.80734, -98.65090 (decimal degrees)
42°48'26" N, 98°39'03" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 14/528543/4739479 (zone/easting/northing)
- Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
- Inventory number
- BH 84680 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection report (as of March 2015)
- Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 78 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com
- March 17, 2019: Updated by Roger Deschner: Destroyed by flooding
- Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com