York Subways - NHR

category : National Register
In 1938-39 Nebraska's Bureau of Roads and Bridges undertook a federal aid project. It entailed
grading, paving, and culvert construction along a thirty-eight-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 81 between
Fairmont and Osceola. Included in this was construction of three underpasses in York, designed to carry
the highway under 14th and 15th Streets and the tracks of the C.B.&Q. Railroad. Bureau engineers
developed plans for the three concrete/steel structures in August 1938 and awarded a contract to Peter
Kiewit's Sons a month later. Using ornamental iron railings and stairs fabricated in Omaha, the Kiewit
crew completed the three York subways the following year. Although the three structures differ in detail,
the three underpasses are structurally similar as concrete rigid frames. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the York subways have
functioned in place in unaltered condition since their completion in 1939.

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York County Courthouse - NHR

York, Nebraska has been the county seat of York County since its organization in 1870. The first session of the Board of County Commissioners was held in the old pre-emption

York, NE Historic Courthouses

Children's Museum

The York Area Children's Museum has a multitude of reality-based displays that bring out children's fantasies based on the fun side of adult realism.

York, NE Museums

Yorkshire Playhouse

The completion of the Yorkshire Playhouse in downtown York was a milestone for the community and the many volunteers and donors

York, NE Arts


The big Yorkfest celebration will continue to be the highlight of the beginning of autumn and the close of the summer. Held annually the first full weekend of

York, NE Festivals

York Country Club

Golfers will enjoy the links at the York Country Club, known as one of the best 18-hole, grass green, golf courses in the state. Visitors to the York area are welcome to golf and use the facilities. Reciprocal agreements honored. Please call for reservations.

York, NE Recreation

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