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Brewer Bridge

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Elevation

From Historic Bridge Inventory

BH Photo #167509

Map 

Description 

The first bridge at this location was c 1900 when the Woodson Bridge was moved here. The Woodson bridge was just just down stream from the current Borman Bridge. This bridge was the first steel Berry Bridge and moved to this location and named the Brewer Bridge in 1921.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Niobrara River on a county road, 13.5 mi. east of Valentine and 4.5 miles south of Sparks.
Location
Cherry County, Nebraska
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1899 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.; relocated 1921; rehabilitated 1991
Builders
- Jones & Laughlin Steel Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania & Woodlawn, Pennsylvania (Iron/Steel Manufacturer)
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Pin-connected, 8-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 149.0 ft.
Total length: 149.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.7 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.87619, -100.26669   (decimal degrees)
42°52'34" N, 100°16'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/396546/4747844 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sparks
Average daily traffic (as of 1997)
2
Inventory number
BH 23892 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 20.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 18, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • March 27, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added builder
  • June 14, 2010: New photo from Nathan Holth

Sources 

Comments 

Brewer Bridge
Posted April 17, 2018, by James Grooms (Jayb2664 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

South of Sparks. The Niobrara National Scenic River brochure incorrectly says the Allen Bridge is south of Sparks.