They began construction of a new mainline, stretching from Valparasio, Nebraska to the Nebraska/Kansas state line near Marysville, Kansas.
In addition, another line would be constructed from Valley, Nebraska to Valparasio.
The railroad would allow connections between Fremont and Lincoln, as well as to Beatrice.
By 1898, the railroad became part of the Union Pacific Railroad, which owned many other lines in the area.
Union Pacific continued to operate this line as a branch line, although many of the connecting railroads would be abandoned.
By 2001, Union Pacific abandoned the portion south of Lincoln. It has been turned into the Jamaica North Trail and the Homestead Trail, which will eventually connect all the way to Marysville, Kansas.
The remaining portions are now part of the Lincoln Subdivision.
Utilizing a common design, this four span I-Beam bridge was a standardized pile bridge.
Built in 1958, the bridge likely replaced a wooden trestle. The bridge consists of four I-Beam spans, supported on steel piles.
Overall, the bridge remains in good condition and is currently a trail.
The author ranked this bridge as being minimally significant, due to the common design and newer age.
The photo above is an overview. The bridge can be accessed from the trail it carries.