Ponca Creek Bridge

Ponca Creek Bridge
Location County road over Ponca Creek, 3 miles east of Lynch, Nebraska
Coordinates 42°49′27″N 98°24′25″W / 42.82422°N 98.406896°W / 42.82422; -98.406896Coordinates: 42°49′27″N 98°24′25″W / 42.82422°N 98.406896°W / 42.82422; -98.406896
Area less than one acre
Built 1904
Built by Lackawanna Steel Co.; E. Roy Townsend
Architectural style Pratt half-hip pony truss
MPS Highway Bridges in Nebraska MPS
NRHP reference # 92000769[1]
Added to NRHP June 29, 1992

The Ponca Creek Bridge, also known as NEHBS No. BD00-224, is a historic Pratt truss bridge spanning Ponca Creek that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

The "half-hip" pony truss bridge was built in 1904 as a single-span bridge having a 48 feet (15 m) main span and, with timber stringer approach span having a 79 feet (24 m) total length. Its roadway was 14.3 feet (4.4 m) wide, with timber deck over timber stringers.[2]

The steel bridge was fabricated by Lackawanna Steel Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was built by E. Roy Townsend of O'Neill, Nebraska.[2]

The original bridge may no longer be in place.[note 1]

Notes

  1. See photo of bridge currently at site. According to uglybridges.com, the current bridge was built in 1994.

References


This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.