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Big Muddy Creek Bridge

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Big Muddy Creek Bridge

Hard to see behind the trees, but it is there.

Old Postcard from Stewart Edwin Beitler Collection

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BH Photo #541315

Description 

This location was determined by looking at old USGS maps and information from Richardson County, Nebraska.

The old postcard I have shown has the bridge in the background and the remnants of a dam. The remnants show on early USGS maps and also appears to show on aerial views.

On photos I am attaching a portion of the 1916 USGS map that show the bridge in this location.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Big Muddy Creek on Unnamed Roadway (now partly abandoned)
Location
Stella, Richardson County, Nebraska
Status
Removed but not replaced (Aerial views show bridge site is abandoned)
History
Built Unknown
Design
Pratt pony truss (May not be correct)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.22601, -95.77580   (decimal degrees)
40°13'34" N, 95°46'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/263825/4456538 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 100726 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Lost (31,828)
Nebraska (1,747)
Pony truss (17,557)
Pratt pony truss (4,133)
Pratt truss (10,849)
Richardson County, Nebraska (66)
Stella, Nebraska (2)
Truss (38,331)

Update Log 

  • September 24, 2022: New photo from Stewart Edwin Beitler

Sources 

  • Stewart Edwin Beitler - stubear0430 [at] gmail [dot] com