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Elkhorn, Nebraska: Brick Lincoln Highway from 1920

Time travel, roadside-style, by driving a restored three-mile-long stretch of the 1920 brick Lincoln Highway. No vehicles over six tons allowed.

17340 Burt St., Elkhorn, NE
Northwest side of Omaha. I-680 exit 3. Drive west on US-6/W. Dodge Rd for six miles. Exit onto 180th St. and drive north to the first stoplight. Turn right onto Burt St. Drive a half-mile. Turn left onto 174th St./Old Lincoln Hwy.
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Brick Lincoln Highway from 1920.

Brick Lincoln Highway from 1920

Barriers are in place again in December 2023.

[Kimberly, 12/23/2023]

The barriers have come and gone before. It looks as if the center and edge lines have been freshly painted, so perhaps the highway was closed for maintenance. A 100-year-old brick road needs extra care.

Brick road.

Brick Lincoln Highway from 1920

The road is open and free from barriers. Turn left onto the highway and go about 0.5 miles to find a plaque and markers beside the road.

[Michael & Carol-Ann, 07/02/2019]

Brick highway.

Brick Lincoln Highway from 1920

There are road barriers in place, but you can stealthily, fully go around them. It looks like cars haven't driven on the highway, with the overgrown vegetation.

[Thumper, 07/09/2018]

Lincoln Highway.

Original Paved Section of the Lincoln Highway

One of the earliest paved sections of the historic Lincoln Highway still exists just outside of Elkhorn. The road runs east out of downtown Elkhorn adjacent to a railroad track toward west Omaha. The road is paved with red clay bricks. Also, if you look carefully along the roadside, you will notice the concrete "L" right-of-way markers, along with red-white-and-blue stripes painted on poles, that was customarily done to indicate the path of one of the earliest marked highways across the United States.

[Clint, 01/01/2016]

The brick roadway has been here since 1920. Dec. 2017: Photo added.

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