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This is a list of all 7 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory for the state Nebraska. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Click here to go to the list of states.
1935 Swinging
Neligh, Nebraska, USA (Elkhorn River)
Bridgemeister ID:181
O'Donnell ID:466
Coordinates:N 42.123433 W 98.0277
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Byron Fuller
Use:Footbridge
Status:Destroyed, June 13, 2010 (last checked, 2010)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~100f
Notes
  • Destroyed by flood.
Photo by Heidi White Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(footbridge)
Beatrice vicinity, Nebraska, USA (Cub Creek - Homestead National Monument)
Bridgemeister ID:2267
O'Donnell ID:522
Coordinates:N 40.29049 W 96.83587
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:80f
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(footbridge)
Lincoln, Nebraska, USA (Haines Branch - Pioneers Park)
Bridgemeister ID:1058
O'Donnell ID:520
Coordinates:N 40.77086 W 96.77576
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(footbridge)
Schramm Park State Recreation Area, Sarpy County, Nebraska, USA
Bridgemeister ID:2469
O'Donnell ID:1021
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2010)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:93f
(pipeline bridge)
Jefferson vicinity, South Dakota and Ponca State Park, Nebraska, USA
Bridgemeister ID:646
Coordinates:N 42.60534 W 96.71001
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Pipeline
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Notes
  • The postcard says "Suspension Bridge. Jefferson, S.D." The bridge pictured here may be a predecessor to the current pipeline suspension bridge at Ponca, Nebraska, eight miles west of Jefferson. Patrick S. O'Donnell visited this area in 2006 to photograph the Ponca bridge, but could not locate a pipeline bridge matching the postcard.
  • In late 2006, Pete Rissell writes that one of the piers from this pipeline bridge is still visible in the middle of the Missouri River: "In the early 1970s I visited the Ponca State Park and noticed a single concrete bridge support in the middle of the Missouri River. I always thought it was strange because there were no abandoned road or rail right-of-ways in that location... I'm sure that this concrete support matches the one in the foreground shown on your website's postcard labeled "Suspension Bridge, Jefferson SD". My guess is that the current Ponca Pipeline bridge (photographed in 2006) is the replacement because the former suspension bridge had to be relocated due to river flooding. The old concrete support is located approximately 1 mile up-river (to the northwest) from the current pipeline bridge." This pier is visible in satellite imagery at the location provided with this inventory entry.
  • In 2009, Dale Harkness writes: "I grew up on a farm only a few miles from the existing pipeline. I believe you are correct that the cement pier does belong to the original gas pipeline. My aunt told me that my grandfather was present while the bridge was being constructed. From my understanding, my grandfather had been filming the construction and almost photographed an unusual event where one of the piers crashed down to the ground after a failed attempt to raise it using a pivot." Dale also provided photos of the construction of the newer bridge in 1961.
  • The replacement span appears to have been demolished in late 2006 or 2007.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
(pipeline bridge)
Plattsmouth, Nebraska and Pacific Junction vicinity, Iowa, USA (Missouri River)
Bridgemeister ID:2038
Structurae ID:0030104
O'Donnell ID:523
Coordinates:N 41.0028 W 95.8679
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Pipeline
Status:Extant (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:2
Main span:1
Side span:1
Notes
  • Patrick S. O'Donnell roughly estimates the two spans at 1,500 and 750 feet.
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(pipeline bridge)
Sioux City, Iowa and Dakota City vicinity, Nebraska, USA (Missouri River)
Bridgemeister ID:2252
Coordinates:N 42.43842 W 96.38387
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Pipeline
Status:Extant (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Notes
  • Large pipeline suspension bridge located near the Big Soo terminal.

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