Many people have remarked that there isn’t much to see in Nebraska. Well, get off of the interstate and do some exploring if you have time. This gallery of photos was taken in the Ash Hollow State Park area just east of Lewellen (one of our favorite places to camp). The Lewellen State Aid Bridge is definitely a “must see”. The entire area is full of western history as well as wildlife and breathtaking views of rolling hills with Cedar trees. If you are lucky, you may even get to see some Elk. That’s right! ELK!! Here’s to the heart and charm of Ash Hollow, Nebraska. Yes, we are the best of friends!
I have such a thing for old bridges as some of you know from previous posts. Well, above is an old army bridge near Ft. Laramie, Wyoming. This old historic bridge was built in 1875 by the US Army to provide military and immigrant crossings over the North Platte River to the Fort. This bridge was pivotal in providing transportation and trade in the region. It also provided passage to other military outposts, Indian agencies, and the gold fields in the Black Hills region of South Dakota. Without this bridge to link people together at the time, many peace treaties wouldn’t have happened. If you are going through and/or headed to Wyoming for a visit, be sure to make this bridge and the National Ft. Laramie sight a “must see”.
Beaver Creek Bridge was built in 1929 in Wind Cave National Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota. This builders of the builders of the bridge at the time wanted to create the illusion that the concrete arches rise naturally from the rock walls on opposite sides of the canyon. The nature of this bridge makes it historically significant. It is the only bridge of its particular arch type in the State of South Dakota. It is also only one of three “most significant bridges” in the Rocky Mountain region. Read more. Photo taken by Lisa Kay Photography on a frosty day March 11, 2017.