Rulo Bridge
Rulo Bridge
Rulo Bridge from the Missouri side. The Burlington Northern bridge is the dark bridge to the right (north).
Location , 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; -95.4205417Coordinates: 40°3?14.35?N 95°25?13.95?W / 40.0539861°N 95.4205417°W / 40.0539861; -95.4205417
Built 1938
Architect Harrington & Cortelyou; et al.
Architectural style Other
MPS Highway Bridges in Nebraska MPS
NRHP reference # 92000718[1]
Added to NRHP January 4, 1993
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.

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]

See also


  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Demian Hess (June 1991). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Rulo Bridge" (PDF). Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved .  (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.

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