Brownville Bridge

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Brownville Bridge
Brownville Bridge from the north on the Nebraska side
Brownville Bridge is located in Nebraska
Brownville Bridge
Location US 136 over the Missouri R., Brownville, Nebraska
Coordinates 40°23′57″N 95°39′6″W / 40.39917°N 95.65167°W / 40.39917; -95.65167Coordinates: 40°23′57″N 95°39′6″W / 40.39917°N 95.65167°W / 40.39917; -95.65167
Built 1939
Architect Multiple
Governing body State
MPS Highway Bridges in Nebraska MPS
NRHP Reference # 93000536[1]
Added to NRHP June 17, 1993

The Brownville Bridge is a truss bridge over the Missouri River on U.S. Route 136 from Nemaha County, Nebraska, to Atchison County, Missouri, at Brownville, Nebraska.

It was built in 1939 by Atchison County, at a cost of $700,000 and was originally run as a toll bridge. It is now run by the county as a free crossing.

The bridge is extremely narrow, with no shoulders and only one 8-foot lane in each direction. US 136 from the bridge to Interstate 29 is largely in disrepair. The bridge has undergone extensive repairs in 2009-10. The deck was replaced, along with pier and steel structure repair.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 

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