National Register Historic Bridge, Sutherland

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Located near the town of Sutherland, Nebraska, significance of this bridge to the history of Nebraska bridge building can hardly be overstated. This remarkable structure is significant as perhaps the best remaining example of the state aid bridges. Although some seventy-seven structures were built throughout the state during during this program between 1912 and 1936, only 17 remain in use. The Sutherland Bricge is also technologically significant as the best example in the state of the concrete arch construction. Moreover, of the 17 multiple span concrete arch bridges built under the state aid program in the 1910's, all but the Sutherland bridge have been destroyed or substantially altered, leaving this structure of the sole intact example of this important construction trend.
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Date Created 6/4/2012

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