Western Bridge and Construction Company

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The Western Bridge and Construction Company of Omaha, Nebraska was one of the foremost bridge engineering and manufacturing companies in the Midwestern United States. Several of their bridges are now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Their headquarters were located in the Bee Building in Downtown Omaha.[1]

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places[edit]

Bridge on gravel road, consisting of one steel through truss
Gross State Aid Bridge

There are two Western bridges in Garden County, Nebraska, including the Lisco State Aid Bridge near Lisco, Nebraska and Lewellen State Aid Bridge in Lewellen, Nebraska.[2][3] The Lewellen and Lisco bridges are the only remaining intact examples of state aid pony trusses in Nebraska, and the Lisco Bridge is significant as one of the last remaining structures from the state aid bridge program.[4]

Additionally, the South Dakota Department of Transportation Bridge No. 64-061-199 was added to the NRHP in 1993. It is located on a local road over Brule Creek near Elk Point, South Dakota.

Other bridges[edit]

The Western's Klondike Bridge crosses the Big Sioux River in Lyon County, Iowa and Lincoln County, South Dakota.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ American Highway Association. (1914) Good Roads Year Book. p 471.
  2. ^ "Historic Bridges of Nebraska: Garden County", U.S. Department of Transportation. Retrieved 4/6/08.
  3. ^ "Historical Bridges", Garden County, Nebraska. Retrieved 4/7/08.
  4. ^ "Historic Lisco State Aid Bridge," LASR.net. Retrieved 4/7/08.
  5. ^ "Historic Bridges of Nebraska: Antelope County", U.S. Department of Transportation. Retrieved 4/6/08.
  6. ^ "Neligh bridge" BridgeHunter.com. Retrieved 4/7/08.
  7. ^ Registered Historic Places in Antelope County, Nebraska State Historical Society. Retrieved 4/6/08.
  8. ^ "Klondike Bridge", BridgeHunter.com. Retrieved 4/7/08.