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Prairie Creek Bridge


Lincoln Highway, Gardiner, Nebraska E view

Section of Lincoln Highway in southwestern Platte County, Nebraska; looking northeastward across the Prairie Creek bridge. This is part of a 1.2-mile (2.0 km) section of the highway that is listed in the National Register of Historic Places under the name Lincoln Highway-Gardiner Station. The sloping-topped brick structure at left is a Nebraska state historical marker.

Photo by Ammodramus

License: Public domain: Released by author

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BH Photo #245101



Originally built for Lincoln Highway. This bridge is on a 1.2 mile section of original Lincoln Highway that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is mentioned, with a photo, at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Route_of_the_Lincoln_Highway#Ne...


Pony truss bridge over Prairie Creek on former Lincoln Hwy, 5 mi. southwest of Duncan
Platte County, Nebraska
Open to traffic with 8 ton limit
Built 1913; Lincoln Highway subsequently moved to other side of RR tracks.
Pratt pony truss
Length of largest span: 79.1 ft.
Total length: 81.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Listed as a contributing resource to the Lincoln Highway-Gardiner Station Historic District
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.35328, -97.57750   (decimal degrees)
41°21'12" N, 97°34'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/618994/4578951 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Silver Creek SE
Average daily traffic (as of 2003)
Inventory numbers
NE C007105405P (Nebraska bridge number)
BH 24446 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2015)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 22.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 19, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • July 15, 2013: New photos from Roger Deschner
  • December 22, 2012: Updated by Roger Deschner: Important bridge, orignally part of Lincoln Highway


  • Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Wikipedia