Lewellen State Aid Bridge

Lewellen State Aid Bridge
Nearest city Lewellen, Nebraska
Coordinates 41°19′3″N 102°8′34″W / 41.31750°N 102.14278°W / 41.31750; -102.14278Coordinates: 41°19′3″N 102°8′34″W / 41.31750°N 102.14278°W / 41.31750; -102.14278
Area less than one acre
Built 1926-27[1]
Architect Nebraska Bureau of Roads & Bridges; et al.
Architectural style Pratt pony truss
MPS Highway Bridges in Nebraska MPS
NRHP reference # 92000756[2]
Added to NRHP June 29, 1992

The Lewellen State Aid Bridge, near Lewellen, Nebraska, is a historic Pratt pony truss bridge that was built in 1926. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.[2]

Along with the Lisco State Aid Bridge, it is one of two surviving multiple-span "State Aid" bridges in Nebraska, out of eight constructed. It has seven 100-foot-long "riveted Pratt ponies ... supported by 50-foot long, 8-inch Bethlehem H-piles, encased in concrete". It was built by low bidder on a contract let by Nebraska, for $71,300, during 1926–27.[1]


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