The Valentine Railroad Bridge

By Jerry Penry

76 pages, softcover

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The former Chicago & North Western Railway bridge that crosses the Niobrara River southeast of Valentine, Neb., is the most visible manmade landmark in northern Nebraska. Completed in 1910 along what became known as the C&NW's "Cowboy Line," the 140-foot tall steel structure was the tallest railroad bridge ever constructed in Nebraska. Today, it serves as one of the major highlights of the "Cowboy Trail," the longest recreational rail-trail in the United States. Stories of this bridge and its predecessor are rich with the history of Nebraska's scenic Sand Hills region. Authored by a professional surveyor well-versed in railroad right-of-way construction methods, this book provides a detailed history of why the Valentine bridge was constructed, and how it served the C&NW for 82 years. The Valentine Railroad Bridge has been made available to South Platte Press by the author for distribution.

ISBN: 978-0-9679041-4-6

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