NRHP: Elkhorn River Bridge

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Elkhorn River Bridge

Elkhorn River Bridge

NRHP Reference #: 92000771

NRHP Listing Date: 19920629


3 mi E of Clearwater, Antelope County, Nebraska

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In February 1883 the Antelope County Commissioners contracted with the King Iron Bridge Company to build a tubular arch bridge across the Elkhorn River just north of Clearwater. On June 18, 1883 county officials inspected and accepted the newly completed bridge. The bridge carried wagon traffic with only minimal repairs for nearly thirty years, until the summer of 1912. That July the Western Bridge and Construction Company of Omaha replaced the bridge's original timber stringers with steel stringers. The bridge was also moved around 1929. Although no longer in use, it is being preserved in place by the county.

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