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Abraham Lincoln Memorial Bridge, Spanning Missouri River on Highway 30 between Nebr, Blair, Washington County, NE



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Location
Spanning Missouri River on Highway 30 between Nebr, Blair vicinity, NE

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NE-1
Building/structure dates: 1928 initial construction
Part of building/structure is in Missouri Valley vicinity, Harrison County, IA.
Significance: The result of years of agitating, maneuvering and planning, the Abraham Lincoln Bridge is significant as a regionally important crossing of the Missouri River - the first such privately funded structure built between Nebraska and Iowa during the toll bridge boom in the 1920s. The bridge is one of fifteen Pennsylvania through trusses erected over the Missouri in that decade: a representative example of the industry standard long-span truss.

Subjects
Transportation
Bridge Construction
Metal Truss Bridges


Related Names
O'Hanlon, Reed
Nebraska-Iowa Bridge Corporation
Woods Brothers Construction Company
Harrington,Howard & Ash
Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Company
Sverdrup & Parcel
Fraser, Clayton B., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. OVERALL VIEW OF BRIDGE, WEST (NEBRASKA) APPROACH AND U.S. HIGHWAY 30. VIEW TO EAST.
2. OVERALL VIEW OF BRIDGE AND MISSOURI RIVER. VIEW TO NORTH.
3. OVERALL VIEW OF BRIDGE AND MISSOURI RIVER. VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
4. OVERALL VIEW OF BRIDGE AND MISSOURI RIVER. VIEW TO NORTH.
5. NORTH WEB AND EAST PORTAL. VIEW TO SOUTH FROM BLAIR RAILROAD BRIDGE.
6. NORTH WEB AND WEST PORTAL. VIEW TO SOUTH FROM BLAIR RAILROAD BRIDGE.
7. NORTH WEB AND WEST PORTAL. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST FROM BLAIR RAILROAD BRIDGE.
8. ABRAHAM LINCOLN BRIDGE AND BLAIR RAILROAD BRIDGE. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST.
9. EAST PORTAL AND SOUTH WEB. VIEW TO NORTHWEST.
10. EAST (IOWA) PORTAL. VIEW TO WEST.
11. EAST PORTAL AND SOUTH WEB. VIEW TO NORTHWEST.
12. SOUTH WEB DETAIL OF EAST THROUGH TRUSS. VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
13. EAST PORTAL AND SOUTH WEB. VIEW TO NORTHWEST.
14. SOUTH WEB OF WEST DECK TRUSS. VIEW TO NORTH.
15. SOUTH WEB AND WEST PORTAL OF MIDDLE THROUGH TRUSS. VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
16. PIER DETAIL. VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
17. PIER DETAIL. VIEW TO SOUTHWEST.
18. PIER DETAIL. VIEW TO NORTHWEST.
19. SOUTH WEB DETAIL OF EAST THROUGH TRUSS. VIEW TO NORTH.
20. WEB / DECK / LATERAL BRACING DETAIL OF THROUGH TRUSSES. VIEW TO WEST.
21. EAST (IOWA) PORTAL DETAIL. VIEW TO EAST.
22. INCLINED END POST / DECK / GUARDRAIL DETAIL OF THROUGH TRUSSES. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST.
23. INCLINED END POST / VERTICAL / DIAGONAL / PORTAL BRACING DETAIL. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST.
24. UPPER CHORD / VERTICAL / DIAGONAL / STRUT DETAIL. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST.
25. UPPER CHORD / VERTICAL / DIAGONAL / STRUT DETAIL. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST.
26. MID-PANEL VERTICAL / DIAGONAL CONNECTION DETAIL. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST.
27. VERTICAL / LATERAL BRACING DETAIL. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST.
28. DEDICATION PLATE ON END POST OF THROUGH TRUSS. VIEW TO NORTHWEST.
29. BEARING SHOE DETAIL OF DECK AND THROUGH TRUSSES. VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
30. BEARING SHOE / VERTICAL / DIAGONAL / UPPER AND LOWER CHORD DETAIL OF DECK TRUSS. VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
31. LOWER CHORD / FLOOR STRUCTURE DETAIL OF THROUGH TRUSS. VIEW TO NORTH.
32. LOWER CHORD / FLOOR STRUCTURE DETAIL OF THROUGH TRUSS. VIEW TO NORTH.
33. WEST (NEBRASKA) APPROACH SPANS. VIEW TO NORTHWEST.
34. WEST DECK TRUSS PIER DETAIL. VIEW TO NORTHWEST.
35. WEST STRINGER PIER DETAIL. VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
36. EAST (IOWA) APPROACH SPANS. VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
37. EAST DECK TRUSS PIER DETAIL. VIEW TO NORTHEAST.


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