Lied Platte River Bridge & Benches

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010 - This afternoon, my friend, Mike Bruening,
  and I walked west across the Lied Platte River Bridge, Southwest of
  Omaha, followed the Rock Island Railroad path, crossing the BNSF
  Mainline, under Highway NE 66, and back. On the way home, we
  viewed some of the Sarpy Country Sesquicentennial Benches in Springfield.
To Casls County - River Overlook Rock Island Line -  Signal collection back to Sarpy County - Looking East 4-H Sesquicentennia bench @ Sarpy County Fairgrounds

South to Bridge
  We hiked the riverside crushed stone path from the parking lot, west of the Schramm Park State Recreation
  Area on Highway 31 to the east end of the Bridge, "Low end" cabins and river homes lines the path.

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Path to Bridge View of bridge from the riverfront path and ... ... and Info shelter

Bridge Information at east end,  the Sarpy Country side of the bridge.
  Each end of the bridge has an open-air shelter with benches, and two panels displaying the bridge
  project history, area maps and donor list.

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Left Panel Platte River Connection map Funding & Donor The Two Panels

West to Cass County - Over the Lied Platte River Bridge
  This converted Rock Island Railroad Bridge has many river overlooks.

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Rock Island Rail Line Path
  Heading west, we passed an railroad signal tower, crossed the riverside BNSF mainline, under Highway 66, next
  to Fountain Creek, before returning to the rail line path for a quarter mile. I saw an junction box on the way back.

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 1930's railroad signal tower Under Highway 66 &  Fountain Creek Signal Line Junction Box

BNSF - is the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
Rock Island
- was in business from 1852 to 1980.

Back East to Sappy County - Over the Lied Platte River Bridge
  On the way back to the car, we saw several group of bicycles crossing the bridge.

West End
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View from
the East
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Looking back at the Bridge

Sesquicentennial Benches in Springfield
   On the drive home from the Lied Platte River Bridge Hike, Mike Bruening and I stopped
   for a Hot Fudge Sundial at Springfield Drug, Springfield, Nebraska. Afterward ...

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Sarpy Country Sesquicentennial
Plains to Planes Benches at:

  Springfield Drug
  Buffalo Park
  Sarpy County Fairgrounds
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  In Loving Memory of Pat Aus
  Tribute to Logan Fontenelle
  County Fair
New 07 in Bellevue 07 in Springfield Sesquicentennial =150th year  

Lied Platte River Bridge & Benches

Based on Gallery by MINO STUDIO

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