Garden County is rich in architectural history. Rackett Hall Garden County’s two historical bridges provide picturesque scenes of the North Platte River. The Lewellen State Aid Bridge was contracted in 1926 for $71,300 under the Nebraska Department of Public Works.
After completion, the county requested another in Lisco for $47,600. The Lewellen and Lisco bridges are the only remaining intact examples of state aid pony trusses in Nebraska, and were important crossing points of the North Platte River. For more information about their history view Part II.
Locations and Special Notes
Both bridges are registered on the Nebraska State Historical Registry.
The Lewellen Bridge is located 1 mile south of town on Fairgrounds Road.
The Lisco Bridge is located half a mile south of town on Road 151.