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Lincoln Highway Bridge

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Lincoln Highway Bridge (Railings)

Photo taken by Richard Doody in September 2008

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BH Photo #422618

Description 

Railings from 1914 Lincoln Highway culvert located at milepost 6 US40 at entrance to I-80 East. Only other set of Lincoln Hwy. bridge railings located at Tama, Iowa.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Concrete culvert bridge on US40
Location
Verdi, Washoe County, Nevada
Status
Demolished
History
Built 1914 demolished 1970 railings salvaged by Nevada Department of Transportation
Builder
- A.F. Neidt
Design
Concrete culvert
Inventory number
BH 81177 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

A.F. Neidt (1)
Built 1914 (761)
Built during 1910s (9,198)
Culvert (1,219)
Lost (21,655)
Lost 1970 (50)
Lost during 1970s (572)
Nevada (121)
Verdi, Nevada (2)
Washoe County, Nevada (27)

Update Log 

  • April 12, 2018: Added by Richard Doody

Sources 

  • Richard Doody

Comments 

Lincoln Highway Bridge
Posted April 12, 2018, by Luke

Small railroad tracks were often used by construction crews to move materials back in the day.

Lincoln Highway Bridge
Posted April 12, 2018, by Richard Doody (rpdoody3 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Interesting shot although it appears to be a railroad rather than a highway bridge. The Lincoln Highway bridge at Tama, IA is well represented on this site @

https://bridgehunter.com/ia/tama/lincoln/

as well as on Google search and Library of Congress and unlike the Nevada prototype appears to be intact.

Lincoln Highway Bridge
Posted April 12, 2018, by Luke

There was another example of this kind of railing on a different highway in Iowa: https://bridgehunter.com/ia/dubuque/bh56667/

Lincoln Highway Bridge
Posted April 12, 2018, by Richard Doody (rpdoody3 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The structure, itself, was indeed a nothing lost here 20' concrete culvert but the railings were considered cool enough at the time. The Lincoln Highway Association wanted to make them the standard design for the route. Need less to say, it didn't happen. If one wishes to split the hair precisely, I guess I'd agree the culvert was demolished and the railings preserved.

Lincoln Highway Bridge
Posted April 12, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Well, this is a puzzler. This culvert was probably insignificant other than the great railings. Although the culvert was destroyed, the interesting part was preserved. Do we call this one demolished or preserved?