Earlier this fall, thanks to a post on an ADVRIDER discussion board (for people who go on motorcycle adventures…), I discovered the website Bridgehunter.com. Bridge Hunter is a database of historic and notable bridges around the United States and is a great source of interesting places to go motorcycling when you’re looking to head out to no place in particular. You can find all of my Bridgehunter posts following this link.
Last Sunday was a nice afternoon in December, so I took advantage of the weather and collected two more bridges:
This was taken on a gravel road on the south side of the interstate. The Archway Monument is a museum built on essentially a bridge that crosses over Interstate 80. It’s a defining feature on the interstate as you head west across Nebraska. Well worth a stop. But you can skip the chain restaurant BBQ there. Instead, go into town to Luke & Jakes for some great local pork, beef, chicken, or sausage.
Head on west from the Archway and you can find the Kilgore Bridge located on the edge of the Bassway Strip State Wildlife Management area.
The main highway headed south here crosses the Platte River on a modern bridge, but the old truss bridge connects the gravel road into the wildlife management area.