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Cincinnati Bridge

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Cincinnati Bridge

Nebraska State Historical Society

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BH Photo #457479

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Description 

Named for the former village of Cincinnati. Due to flooding issues it ended up moving to the North and becoming the town of Du Bois.

Contract price was $3,130.50 and was completed in 1880.

The bridge was listed in the National Register in 1992. In August of 1993 flooding caused damage to the approach span but appears to have spared the Bowstring. In May of 1995, 3 days before a planned lift to safety, the bridge was heavily damaged by another flood.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over South Fork Big Nemaha River on Former Road
Location
Pawnee County, Nebraska
Status
Destroyed by flooding
History
Built in 1879 by the King Iron Bridge Company; washed out in 1995
Builder
- King Iron Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio [also known as King Bridge Co.]
Design
10-panel Bowstring through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 119.0 ft.
Total length: 156.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.01325, -96.04474   (decimal degrees)
40°00'48" N, 96°02'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/752231/4433412 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 86870 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 8, 2019: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • October 8, 2019: Added by Tony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com