Plattsmouth Bridge

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Plattsmouth Bridge
Plattsmouth US34 x Missouri R. 1929 bridge from SW 1.JPG
View from Nebraska side
Carries US 34
Crosses Missouri River
Locale Cass County, Nebraska and Mills County, Iowa
Owner Plattsmouth, Nebraska
Design Truss
Material Steel
Opened 1929
Toll none
Plattsmouth Bridge
Plattsmouth Bridge is located in Nebraska
Plattsmouth Bridge
Plattsmouth Bridge is located in the US
Plattsmouth Bridge
Nearest city Plattsmouth, Nebraska
Coordinates 41°0′2″N 95°51′58″W / 41.00056°N 95.86611°W / 41.00056; -95.86611Coordinates: 41°0′2″N 95°51′58″W / 41.00056°N 95.86611°W / 41.00056; -95.86611
Area less than one acre
Built 1929
Built by Omaha Structural Steel Works
Architectural style Other, Cantlevered through truss
MPS Highway Bridges in Nebraska MPS
NRHP Reference # 92000755[1]
Added to NRHP April 15, 1993

The Plattsmouth Bridge is a truss bridge over the Missouri River connecting Cass County, Nebraska and Mills County, Iowa via U.S. Route 34.

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)[2] 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.[3] 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.[4]

Between April 21, 2008 and November 9, 2008, the bridge was closed as part of a federally funded bridge restoration.[4] The bridge reopened November 9, 2008.[5]

As of 2011, the toll for cars was $1.25.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ See photo.
  3. ^ Plattsmouth residents hear of road, bridge plans Lincoln Journal-Star August 31, 2005
  4. ^ a b Plattsmouth bridge closing for repairs Omaha World-Herald April 15, 2008
  5. ^ Renovation complete, Missouri River bridge near Plattsmouth to re-open Sunday November 8, 2008
  6. ^ Duggan, Joe. "Bridge a boon for Plattsmouth". Omaha World-Herald. 2011-10-04. Retrieved 2013-07-28.

External links[edit]

Media related to Plattsmouth, Nebraska Missouri River 1929 bridge at Wikimedia Commons