Rulo Bridge Information (Geography)

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Rulo Bridge
Rulo Bridge from the Missouri side. The Burlington Northern bridge is the dark bridge to the right (north).
Location US 159, Rulo, Nebraska, and Holt County, Missouri
Coordinates 40°3′14.35″N 95°25′13.95″W / 40.0539861°N 95.4205417°W / 40.0539861; -95.4205417
RULO BRIDGE Latitude and Longitude:

40°3′14.35″N 95°25′13.95″W / 40.0539861°N 95.4205417°W / 40.0539861; -95.4205417
ArchitectHarrington & Cortelyou; et al.
Architectural styleOther
MPSHighway Bridges in Nebraska MPS
NRHP reference # 92000718 [1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJanuary 4, 1993
Removed from NRHPNovember 16, 2015
The Rulo Bridges during the 2011 Missouri River floods

The Rulo Bridge was a truss bridge over the Missouri River on U.S. Route 159 (US 159) from the village of Rulo in Richardson County, Nebraska, to Holt County, Missouri, west of Big Lake.

It was built in 1939 by the Works Progress Administration and Kansas City Bridge Company and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1993. It was featured in the movie Paper Moon. [2]

In March 2009, Nebraska Department of Roads approved a plan for a new bridge, which would be 650 feet (200 m) south of the current bridge. The current Rulo Bridge would then be dismantled. [3] [4]

The new replacement bridge opened in 2013, and the old bridge was imploded on January 19, 2014. [5] It was removed from the National Register the next year. [6]

The replacement bridge was indefinitely closed to all traffic in April 2019 as a result of the 2019 Midwestern U.S. floods. As of May 2019 the bridge remains closed, with no specific planned reopening date set.

See also


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23.
  2. ^ Demian Hess (June 1991). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Rulo Bridge" (PDF). Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2017-01-01. (includes 1 photograph)
  3. ^ "New Bridge at Rulo is Approved". Omaha World-Herald. March 5, 2009.
  4. ^ "New Rulo Bridge Design Plans OK'd". Omaha World-Herald. March 9, 2009.
  5. ^ Laukaitis, Algis J. "Span of historic Rulo bridge destroyed". Lincoln Journal Star. 2014-01-19. Retrieved 2014-08-02.
  6. ^ "Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 11/16/15 Through 11/20/15". National Park Service. November 27, 2015. Retrieved November 12, 2017.

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