View from Nebraska side
|Locale||Cass County, Nebraska and Mills County, Iowa|
|Nearest city||Plattsmouth, Nebraska|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Built by||Omaha Structural Steel Works|
|Architectural style||Other, Cantlevered through truss|
|MPS||Highway Bridges in Nebraska MPS|
|NRHP Reference #||92000755|
|Added to NRHP||April 15, 1993|
The bridge has seven spans, including the 402-foot (123 m) cantilevered through truss over the river's navigable channel. It is anchored by 201-foot (61 m) through spans, with two 203-foot (62 m) and two 104-foot (32 m) deck trusses over the eastern flood plain. The bridge has clearance of 14'5" (4.40 m) and a width of 20 feet (6.1 m).
The bridge was built in 1929, replacing a ferry that previously operated at the site. It was designed by the Omaha Structural Steel Works.
In November 2006 it was decided to repair the bridge rather than build new bridges. Earlier plans had called for a new $42 million two-lane bridge and bypass of Plattsmouth. The new bridge would have been about 300 feet (91 m) south of the existing one.
In November 2007, ownership of the bridge was transferred from the private Plattsmouth Bridge company to the public Plattsmouth Bridge Commission.
As of 2011, the toll for cars was $1.25.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
- See photo.
- Plattsmouth residents hear of road, bridge plans Lincoln Journal-Star August 31, 2005
- Plattsmouth bridge closing for repairs Omaha World-Herald April 15, 2008
- Renovation complete, Missouri River bridge near Plattsmouth to re-open Sunday SouthwestIowaNews.com November 8, 2008
- Duggan, Joe. "Bridge a boon for Plattsmouth". Omaha World-Herald. 2011-10-04. Retrieved 2013-07-28.
- Nebraska study on replacing the bridge
- Nebraskahistory.org history of bridge
- Eomaha Forum article
- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. NE-5, "Plattsmouth Bridge, Spanning Missouri River, Plattsmouth vicinity, Cass County, NE"