Sutherland State Aid Bridge
View Beside Bridge
From Historic Bridge Inventory
BH Photo #167555
Located near the town of Sutherland the significance of this bridge to the history of Nebraska bridge building can hardly be overstated. This remarkable structure is significant as perhaps the best remaining example of the state aid bridges. Although some seventy-seven structures were built throughout the state under this program between 1912 and 1936, only seventeen remain in use. The Sutherland Bridge is also technologically significant as the best example in the state of concrete arch construction. Moreover, of the seventeen multiple-span concrete arch bridges built under the state aid program in the 1910s and 1920s, all but the Sutherland Bridge have been destroyed or substantially altered, leaving this structure as the sole intact example of this important construction trend.
[From NRHP Form]
- Concrete arch bridge over North Platte River on North Prairie Trace Road (FAS 1475)
- Lincoln County, Nebraska
- Open to traffic
- Future prospects
- Slated for demolition and replacement.
- Built 1915
- - Lincoln Construction Co. of Lincoln, Nebraska (Builder)
- Nebraska Bureau of Roads & Bridges (Designer)
Length of largest span: 49.9 ft.
Total length: 795.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 29, 1992
- Also called
- North Platte River Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +41.20703, -101.11753 (decimal degrees)
41°12'25" N, 101°07'03" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 14/322465/4563901 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Hershey West
- Inventory numbers
- NRHP 92000705 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 24285 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection (as of 09/2015)
- Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 6.0 (out of 100)
- Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
- February 25, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
- February 20, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Added name, description, NRHP info, builder, imported photos
- October 27, 2013: New photo from Ryan Trullinger
- June 14, 2010: New photo from Nathan Holth