- Saddle Creek Underpass
Saddle Creek UnderpassThe Saddle Creek Underpass on Dodge Street as seen from the south side (on Saddle Creek Rd.)
Location: US 6 (Dodge St.) over Saddle Cr. Rd., Omaha, Nebraska Coordinates: Coordinates: Area: less than one acre Built: 1934 Architect: State of Nebraska Architectural style: Concrete rigid frame bridge Governing body: State MPS: Highway Bridges in Nebraska MPS NRHP Reference#:
Added to NRHP: June 29, 1992
The Saddle Creek Underpass is located in the Midtown area of Omaha, Nebraska. Built to accommodate Dodge Street (US 6) traversing over Saddle Creek Road, the underpass was constructed in 1934 by the Works Progress Administration. It was included on the Bridges in Nebraska Multiple Property Submission on June 29, 1992.
The Nebraska Department of Roads Biennial Report of 1933-34 describes the construction of the underpass as featuring "a complete, modern street light system, and interlocking traffic control signal system, two pedestrian subways, and a grade separation of Dodge Street and Saddle Creek Boulevard."
Built by the Works Progress Administration, over 1,175 cubic yards (898 m3) of dirt were excavated to lower Saddle Creek Road sufficiently to pass under the overpass. The project was completed in 1934, and was designed to accommodate the westernmost addition to Omaha's boulevard system, which was originally called Saddle Creek Boulevard. Saddle Creek Road still utilizes the underpass today as it sits between the Morton Meadows and Dundee neighborhoods. As of 2004 the Underpass was the only property listed on the National Register in either neighborhood, although each one has submitted applications to be listed as a historic district.
- Transportation in Omaha
- History of Omaha
- ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. http://nrhp.focus.nps.gov/natreg/docs/All_Data.html.
- ^ "Bridges in Nebraska Multiple Property Submission."[dead link] National Park Service. Retrieved 10/16/07.
- ^ "More National Register Sites in Douglas County," Nebraska State Historical Society. Retrieved 10/16/07.
- ^ Nebraska Historic Building Survey: Neighborhoods of Dundee and Twin Ridge/Morton Meadows. City of Omaha. Retrieved 5/20/07.
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