bridges around table rock
fROM THE 1882 TOME "aNDREAS' HISTORY OF THE STATE OF NEBRASKA."
This is in the Pawnee County section under he heading Means of Communication:
It was not, however, until 1868, that the county really began to pay sufficient attention to the building of good bridges across Turkey Creek and South and North Fork. During this year, one was built south of Pawnee City, a second across South Fork, near the Fries Mill, and a third across the North Fork, near the Table Rock Mill. The county is now abundantly supplied.
SOME RANDOM IMAGES & articles iN NO PARTICULAR ORDER
Photo 675. The bridge over Taylor Creek during the 1915 flood. The house in the foreground was torn down and Donnie Kalina's house built there. The next house is still there but encased within extensive remodeling. The third house is still there but in worse shape. The remainder of the houses on the block are gone.
Photo 3028, bridge over the Nemaha being built: shared by Steve Russell. He sent it with an email that said, "Hello,I was going through some old pictures from my father’s estate and found this picture that you might be interested in. The description on the back reads, “Piers for bridge across Nemaha River east of Table Rock, Nebr., April, 1941.” My father, Ross Russell, was raised in Nemaha County (Nemaha and Peru). Hope you can find a place on your website for this." Boy, could we! Great picture! Steve Russell Chattanooga, TN
circa 1941-2, Bridge on bottom road north of town, by arvid blecha
1960 - bridge collapse
Thanks to Bobbie Vondrasek for sharing these family photos of the bulldozer being rescued.
2020 - bridge on 715 road, between highway 4 &
the old purcell homestead to the east
I know that bridge well! all of us kids and some of our boyfriends would carve our name in the bridge with a sharp rock.
Wayne Knippelmeyer, commented on the good shape that the bridge sidings are in after all thee years.
That bridge must have been wide enough for 4 row machinery or to hard to widen. This is a picture of a bridge in Nemaha county where they attempted to slant the rails so 4 row machinery could cross. By the looks of the rails there were several mishaps!
2015 - Bridge below the old Marble Farmstead Site
known locally as the vondrasek bridge
it has been closed for several years
2015 - Bridge over taylor creek, south of hwy 65
2010 - 2019, the railroad bridge over taylor branch
near the richardson county line
This bridge is across Dry Branch Creek on 711 Road. It may be on the Richardson County side of the line in the Dry Branch area, which straddles the two counties.
The road dips down toward the trees. That's where the bridge is. The trees line the creek.
A view from GoogleEarth.com, of 711 Road crossing Dry Branch creek, approximate center of the photo.