North Omaha Creek Bridge
No specific reference to the North Omaha Creek Bridge was found in county records, but based on its truss leg bedstead configuration, it was probably built about 1905. Although numerous truss leg bedstead bridges were erected throughout the state, most featured industry-standard floor systems with longitudinal stringers. This bridge has transverse I-beam stringers that rest on a continuous angle section and are bolted and riveted to the webs of deeper longitudinal I-beam stringers. Its transverse joist floor system distinguishes it as a peculiar - and somewhat structurally redundant - hybrid of truss and beam construction. The bridge, located near Winnebago, is thus technologically significant as an uncommon exercise in bridge engineering in Nebraska.
- Lost Bedstead Pony truss bridge over North Omaha Creek on 26th Road, 3 mi. south and 3 mi. west of Winnebago
- Thurston County, Nebraska
- Replaced by a new bridge
- Built 1905
- - Standard Bridge Co. of Omaha, Nebraska
- Pin-connected, 3-panel bedstead Pratt pony truss
Span length: 80.1 ft.
Total length: 80.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +42.19405, -96.53100 (decimal degrees)
42°11'39" N, 96°31'52" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 14/703860/4674272 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Pender NE
- Average daily traffic (as of 2003)
- Inventory numbers
- NE C008703105P (Nebraska bridge number)
NRHP 92000727 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 24693 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection report (as of October 2017)
- Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 25.6 (out of 100)
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- November 11, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated status to Lost
- November 11, 2019: Updated by Michael Miller: Updated "NRHP Status" to reflect the fact that it was de-listed on March 25, 2019.
- February 17, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Added NRHP date & #, fixed GPs location, imported photo