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Deshler "L" Bridge

Photos 

Deshler "L" Bridge

The Lincoln Star: April 24 1983

BH Photo #457917

Description 

Described as the "L" Bridge but was actually 2 different structures at 90 degree angles over the creek. The stringer span appears to have been replaced with a modern bridge while the collapsed pony was never replaced with a road bridge. A pedestrian bridge appears to exist at that location now.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Snake Creek on Main Street (4th St?)
Location
Deshler, Thayer County, Nebraska
Status
Collapsed
History
Built ca. 1890's
Design
Pinned Pratt pony truss and stringer
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.13858, -97.72266   (decimal degrees)
40°08'19" N, 97°43'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/608814/4443920 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 86950 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Collapsed (470)
Deshler, Nebraska (1)
Lost (29,991)
Lost 1985 (158)
Lost during 1980s (1,569)
Nebraska (1,699)
Pony truss (17,224)
Pratt pony truss (4,020)
Pratt truss (10,535)
Thayer County, Nebraska (16)
Truss (36,759)

Update Log 

  • October 13, 2019: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • October 13, 2019: Added by Tony Dillon

Sources 

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