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Ashland Bridge - NHR


category : National Register

In late August 1935 the Saunders County Commissioners voted to file for funding from the Federal Emergency
Relief Administration of Public Works for a new bridge and approaches at this location. The Lincoln Drainage
District planned to alter the course of Salt Creek, thus necessitating a new bridge at Ashland to carry heavily
traveled U.S. Highway 6 over the new channel bed. Constructed in1936, this bridge used Warrens with
polygonal top chords for its long-span pony trusses. Although adopted as a standard design in other states, the
polygonal Warren truss was never used extensively in Nebraska. The Ashland Bridge is thus technologically
noteworthy as one of two remaining examples in the state of this formative engineering exercise, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.



Come visit us in Ashland, Nebraska

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Archie Hightshoe Animal Collection

Nestled among the storefronts of Ashland, Nebraska is Willow Point Gallery, the home of The Archie Hightshoe Big Game Collection, or as local people call it, "Home of the Bear." There, for the delight of all ages, over 30

Ashland, NE Museums

Strategic Air and Space Museum

The new Strategic Air Command (SAC) Museum stands as a tribute to the men and women of SAC who safeguarded liberty around the globe for nearly 50 years. The story of SAC and its people is preserved for future generations within the wall of this extraordinary Museum. The Strategic Air &

Ashland, NE Museums

Carnegie Library - NHR

Constructed in 1911 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the library is a good example of the Jacobethan Revival style. It was designed by the architectural firm of Fisher and Lawrie of Omaha. Funding to build the library was provided by Andrew

Ashland, NE Carnegie Libraries

Israel Beetison House - NHR

The Israel Beetison House is one of the finest examples of the Italianate style in Nebraska, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The residence was constructed in 1874-75 of locally quarried limestone by the Dalton Brothers,

Ashland, NE National Register

Quarry Oaks Golf Course

Opened in September 1996 on the site of an old limestone quarry, this 18-hole, championship course is considered the state's most beautiful and challenging course. Carved out of a forest, the 7,000-yard layout, with steep, sloping fairways, uses a quarry as a water hazard.

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Ashland, NE Recreation

Things to do National Register near Ashland, NE