Rating:
3 votes

South Fork Elkhorn River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by James McCray

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BH Photo #208156

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Lost girder bridge over South Fork Elkhorn River on 508th Avenue
Location
Holt County, Nebraska
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1927; replaced 2014
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 49.9 ft.
Total length: 149.9 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.25141, -98.34006   (decimal degrees)
42°15'05" N, 98°20'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/554438/4677900 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ewing
Average daily traffic (as of 1998)
290
Inventory number
BH 49317 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2016)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 94.5 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • August 10, 2011: New Street View added by James McCray
  • August 9, 2011: Added by James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

S Fork Elkhorn River Bridge
Posted August 10, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The bridge is a girder and floorbeam system bridge, but its girders are rolled beams (not built-up plate girders). If you were to go underneath the bridge I presume you would see transverse floorbeams. Keep an eye out for more of these bridges, I find them very interesting and they seem to be spread out over a fairly large two state geographic region.

S Fork Elkhorn River Bridge
Posted August 9, 2011, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This is the second bridge of this kind I have now come across within a week or so. I am getting freaked out by this. What is going on? What kind of bridge is this??