Valentine, Nebraska: Bridge Held Together By One Pin

The historical marker next to this bridge praises it as the only one of its kind in the U.S. That's because it's nearly 300 feet long and held together by a single pin. Built in 1932. Hope that pin isn't rusty.

Address:
Bryan Bridge Loop, Valentine, NE
Directions:
From Valentine, drive southeast for two miles on US Hwy 83. Turn right onto an unmarked road (the Bryan Bridge Loop) and drive one mile to the bridge.
Admission:
Free
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Bryan Bridge.

Bryan Bridge

Bryan Bridge was built in 1932 and is the only arched cantilever truss bridge of its kind in the U.S. The bridge is held together in the center, where the two sides come together, by a single pin. Fortunately, when I drove across the bridge the pin did not fail!

[Ronnie, 02/06/2017]

The bridge is nearly 300 feet long. Hope that pin isn't rusty.


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