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Thursday, October 16, 2014

One Tired Old Good Fence


Sutherland, Nebraska

In my Good Fences post of last week searching for the Mormon Pioneer Trail (see here)  
I came by this poor old fence that desperately wanted to be on Good Fences.


This fence was near the Sutherland State Aid Arched Bridge.  There were 77 or so state aid structures built throughout the state of Nebraska between 1912 and 1936 and only 17 remain in use.

Of the 17 multiple arch bridges built during the state aid program all but the Sutherland Bridge have been destroyed or substantially altered.  The Sutherland Bridge is also the best example in the state of the concrete arch construction. 

The bridge spans the North Platte River and it was very peaceful there that day.

For more Good Fences go to TexWisGirl's GOOD FENCES





25 comments:

s.c said...

At the look of it mostly forgotten tracks inland. It gives a nice look at the more rural parts of your country.

eileeninmd said...

I like the arch bridge and river scenery! It would be if they could fix them, rather than destroy them! Great shots, enjoy your day!

Roan said...

Cool old fence and love teh bridge!

EG CameraGirl said...

The fence could use a little help.

Sadly the concrete in the bridges built more than 60 yeas ago is beginning to fail. We'll be using fewer and fewer of these bridges.

Anonymous said...

I love the old fences, bridges, and roads. There is such history there.

E.liza"BETH" said...

i love that bridge - too cool! always amazed at their designs. ( :

what a neat leaning fence. lots of wind or just over time that caused that?

TexWisGirl said...

the asphalt in front of that bridge area is looking pretty sad! LOVE the old rickety fence! looks like texas!

MarkD60 said...

Nice fence, has character. Cool bridge and river too.

Anonymous said...

I love the arched bridge and the tired old fence.

A Colorful World said...

Beautiful photographs, and definitely great fences!

21 Wits said...

Nothing better than a tired old fence, still hanging around. Great photos all of them.

21 Wits said...

Just a comment on a photo in your sidebar, I like that blossom in No name dry lake. Stunning!

Felicia said...

I'm glad you posted it John, its a beautiful fence and that bridge is gorgeous. you captured it very well.

bj said...

Awww, it does, indeed, look tired.
(pretty much how I looked this morning. :)

RedPat said...

Poor sad fence!

biebkriebels said...

I can hear the fence asking for a picture but did you say only GOOD fences are allowed?

Rose said...

That fence did belong on Good Fences...and nice that you included that bridge. Loved seeing its arches.

Tanya Breese said...

love that last black and white!

Pamela Gordon said...

The bridge is very nice with it's pretty arches. The old fence sure could use some fixing up.

Amy Burzese said...

A tired old fence, for sure. It's a great shot though. And, I really like the bridge.

GreenComotion said...

The B&W photo of the bridge over the Platte river is very nice, John.
Peace :)

Farm Girl said...

Very nice. I can see why you chose them.

Randy said...

Nice rural shots.

Ida said...

Great shots of both the bridge and the fencing.

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

Love the wobbly fence and the bridge with the arches is really lovely