Standard Bridge Company

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Standard Bridge Company was an American bridge company that was "one of the most important bridge building firms in Nebraska history."[1][2]

It was founded by Robert Z. Drake in 1900, and incorporated a former bridge company of John Means in 1902.[1][2][3]

The firm obtained annual contracts with Cuming, Wayne, Thurston, Stanton, Dodge and Burt counties and built hundreds of half-hip truss bridges during 1900-1920; the oldest documented example is the Rattlesnake Creek Bridge built in 1903.[4]

A number of its works are listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.[5][6]

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