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Nebraska City Bridge, Spanning Missouri River near Highway 2 between Nebraska & Iowa, Nebraska City, Otoe County, NE

Nebraska City Bridge, Spanning Missouri River near Highway 2 between Nebraska & Iowa, Nebraska City, Otoe County, NE



Report also released under the alternate title, "Behemoths: The Great River Bridges of George S. Morison"
Significance: With his long-span railroad bridges over the navigable Midwestern rivers, civil engineer George S. Morison (1842-1903) was instrumental in the development of the steel bridge industry in the 1880s and 1890s. The first to standardize bridge design for the Missouri River, he facilitated the American railroad expansion and was distinguished as one of the country's most prolific and influential bridge engineers. The Nebraska City Bridge is the oldest remaining of Morison's great river bridges and the oldest remaining major all-steel railroad truss in America.
Survey number: HAER NE-2
Building/structure dates: 1887- 1888 Initial Construction



Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Morison, George S
Corthell, E L
Crosby, B L
Union Bridge Company
Baird Brothers
T. Saulpaugh & Company
Hall, Jennifer L, transmitter
Fraser, Clayton B, historian
Hall, Jennifer, transmitter


Riverton (Iowa)40.67657, -95.85936
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