Neligh in Antelope County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Neligh Mill Bridge
Erected by Nebraska State Historical Society, Antelope County Board of Supervisors, and Nebraska Department of Roads.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Bridges & Viaducts • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Nebraska State Historical Society series list.
Location. 42° 7.564′ N, 98° 1.868′ W. Marker is in Neligh, Nebraska, in Antelope County. Marker is on N Street south of East 2nd Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Neligh NE 68756, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Water Power at the Neligh Mill (a few steps from this marker); Trails, Rails, and Roads: Lifelines of a Mill (a few steps from this marker); The Neligh Mills (within shouting distance of this marker); Tilden, Nebraska (approx. 11.4 miles away); Tilden Veterans Memorial (approx. 11.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial Flag (approx. 11.6 miles away).
Regarding The Neligh Mill Bridge. National Register of Historic Places #92000724.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Neligh Mill State Historic Site
Also see . . .
1. Neligh Mill Bridge (Wikipedia). Its NRHP nomination states that the Neligh Mill Bridge "is technologically significant as an early, well-preserved example of the pinned Pratt through truss: a mainstay structural type for wagon bridges built throughout Nebraska between the 1880s and the 1920s." (Submitted on November 1, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Neligh Mill Bridge. In 1910 the Antelope County Commissioners ordered a 140-foot, pinned Pratt through truss from the Western Bridge and Construction Company (Submitted on November 1, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Neligh Mill Bridge. The bridge on the city's southern edge had just turned 100 years old in 2010 when a flood swept a section of the structure away and devoured about 100 feet of the Elkhorn River's south bank. Three years after the flood residents of the small northeastern Nebraska city received a festive surprise: an anonymous, $650,000 donation to rebuild the historic structure. The donor insisted on anonymity, going so far as to require city officials to sign a confidentiality agreement. (Submitted on November 1, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 1, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.