Nebraska Historical Marker: The Neligh Mill Bridge

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Nebraska Historical Marker: The Neligh Mill Bridge

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Location

101-199 County Road 11, Neligh, Antelope County, Nebraska

View this marker's location 42.126113, -98.03111

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Marker Text

With the establishment of the Neligh Mill and the platting of the town of Neligh, a crossing of the Elkhorn River here aided farm-to-market commerce. This bridge, built in 1910, replaced an earlier span at this location. It is a pin-connected Pratt through truss, a mainstay of early Nebraska wagon bridges. It serves as a reminder of bridges' importance to the development of Nebraska towns, commerce, and industry. The bridge is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Further Information

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Bibliography

Thomas R Buecker, "Nebraska Flour Mill Buildings, Structure and Style, 1854-1936," Nebraska History 66 (1985): 145-163.


Marker program

See Nebraska Historical Marker Program for more information.