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The Platte River Bridge

Platte River Bridge – The Platte River Bridge which crosses onto Prairie Island east of Central City was originally built in the late 1800’s. The latest bridge is of modern concrete construction. It replaced this last wooden bridge which was burned in 1999.

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“One sensible thing he did was slow down approaching the bridge. It had been of planks, the loose ones clapping like thunder, with a turnout near the center allowing buggies to pass. This half-mile-wide river appeared to be no more than a sandbar with pools of water too shallow to wade in.”  From A Life

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