Prairie Dog Creek Bridge

Prairie Dog Creek Bridge
Bridge in 2009
Location Township road over Prairie Dog Creek, 8.5 miles south and 1 mile west of Orleans
Nearest city Orleans, Nebraska
Coordinates 40°0′16″N 99°28′48″W / 40.00444°N 99.48000°W / 40.00444; -99.48000Coordinates: 40°0′16″N 99°28′48″W / 40.00444°N 99.48000°W / 40.00444; -99.48000
Area less than one acre
Built 1913
Built by Monarch Engineering Co., Jones & Laughlin Steel Co.
Architectural style Camelback pony truss
MPS Highway Bridges in Nebraska MPS
NRHP reference # 92000712[1]
Added to NRHP June 29, 1992

The Prairie Dog Creek Bridge, near Orleans, Nebraska, is a historic Camelback pony truss bridge that was built in 1913. It was designed and built by Monarch Engineering Co., with its steel was fabricated by Jones & Laughlin Steel Co.. Also designated as NEHBS No. HN00-53, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.[1]

The bridge is a single rigid-connected Camelback pony truss and has carried vehicular traffic since 1913.[2]


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