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Wyoming Bridge


Photo taken by James McCray


BH Photo #206730

Street View 


Bowstring pony truss bridge over a pond on a trail in the Lincoln Saline Wetlands Nature Center
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska
Open to pedestrians
Built 1878 on a county road over Squaw Creek in Otoe County; relocated and rehabilitated in Lincoln in 2004
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Bowstring pony truss
Total length: 97.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.82845, -96.73269   (decimal degrees)
40°49'42" N, 96°43'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/691185/4522187 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 49099 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 10, 2011: New Street View added by James McCray
  • August 3, 2011: New photos from James McCray
  • July 14, 2011: Added by James McCray


  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com


Wyoming Bridge
Posted August 4, 2011, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Nathan, Anthony:

A page for the Nebraska example has been uploaded. It is located in Grand Island, Hall Co., Nebraska.


Wyoming Bridge
Posted August 3, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The two bridges appear to be of the same builder, likely one that was regional to those states as I haven't seen any like it around here.

Wyoming Bridge
Posted August 3, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)


Interesting! Now I am really curious about the one James saw, and where its located which would help determine whether it was the design of a government or a builder. The design strikes me as unusual for a couple reasons. First, of course, the use of hub guard lattice railing mounted on top of the girder. Second, this "girder and floorbeam system" type bridge really isn't a "plate girder" in the traditional sense because its girders are not built-up from plate but are instead rolled beams.

Wyoming Bridge
Posted August 3, 2011, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)


Good catch about that stringer. Here is a nearly identical bridge.


I actually did not think much of the Kansas example when I discovered it - just thought it was a "low-budget" modern bridge with some recycled parts. Now I am glad that I took a couple pictures of it.

Wyoming Bridge
Posted August 3, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Nice to see some photos of this rare bridge. Photo #25 shows a different but also interesting plate girder bridge with hub guard lattice railing. I am curious if you have additional photos of that bridge and would consider giving that bridge its own page on Bridgehunter. I would be curious to know where its located.