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Maginnis Irrigation Aqueduct

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File:Maginnis Aqueduct from E 2.JPG

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BH Photo #275003

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Description 

The Kimball County Irrigation District Board held its first organizational meeting in November 1909. Subsequent meetings resulted in plans for an irrigation system. The design of the canal called for a reservoir, and a north and south ditch. Because of the rough topography a number of aqueducts were required. The aqueducts used on this canal are of particular significance because the flumes used in them were manufactured in Kimball by Patrick Maginnis. He began building flumes used in aqueduct systems in the late 1890s, but his initial attempts resulted in crude and expensive products. After additional refinements, however, he developed the Galvanized Steel Flume that was patented on May 20, 1902. Although there are other aqueducts in the region they do not retain the high degree of integrity of this aqueduct. It is an exceptionally well preserved example of a type of early twentieth century engineering that was essential to the irrigation system in areas of rough terrain. [From NebraskaHistory.org]

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Low land
Location
Kimball County, Nebraska
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1912
Builder
- Patrick Maginnis (Designer)
Design
Timber stringer
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 21, 1994
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.22919, -103.77816   (decimal degrees)
41°13'45" N, 103°46'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/602403/4564919 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Oliver Reservoir
Inventory numbers
NRHP 94001231 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 59806 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,220)
Aqueduct (74)
Beam (13,406)
Built 1912 (763)
Built during 1910s (9,036)
Have street view (24,322)
Kimball County, Nebraska (3)
NR-listed (2,851)
Nebraska (1,423)
Owned by state (14,491)
Patrick Maginnis (1)
Timber stringer (3,495)

Update Log 

  • February 19, 2014: Added by Dave King

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