Good day when the single-lane Republican River bridge closed

Tales from Superior's past

Forty years ago this June spectators gathered down by the river to watch workers employed by Capitol Bridge Company topple the overhead truss bridge which provided the Superior community's most direct access to Kansas via what is commonly called the Webber Road.

The old bridge was a sturdy on but it was creating a dangerous bottle neck on an increasingly busy road. Though when placed across the river after the 1935 flood, the Nuckolls County Commissioners thought it would adequately serve for at least 100 years, area residents were glad to see it go.

In his column published elsewhere in this i...

 

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