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.

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St. Stephen's Episcopal Church - NHR

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church is a fine example of Gothic Revival architecture. Board and batten construction adds to its individuality, and the building has undergone only minor alterations since its construction in 1872. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Ashland, NE Historic Churches

Willow Point Gallery

Visit the Gallery and Museum that people are talking about. Mentioned

Ashland, NE Arts

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.


Ashland, NE Recreation

Ashland Stir-Up Celebration

Street Dance * Beer Garden * Carnival * Parade * Car Show * Teen Dance

Ashland Chamber of Commerce will host the Annual Stir-Up Days in July in downtown Ashland. The festival has been a continuous source of fun for over 60

Ashland, NE Festivals

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

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