|Locale||Cass County, Nebraska and Mills County, Iowa|
|Heritage status||National Register of Historic Places|
|Nearest city:||Pacific Junction, Iowa|
|Area:||less than one acre|
|Built by:||Omaha Structural Steel Works|
|Architectural style:||Other, Cantlevered through truss|
|MPS:||Highway Bridges in Nebraska MPS|
|Added to NRHP:||April 15, 1993|
The bridge has seven spans including the 402-foot (123 m) cantilevered through truss over the river's navigable channel. It is anchored by 201-foot (61 m) through spans, with two 203-foot (62 m) and two 104-foot (32 m) deck trusses over the eastern flood plain. The bridge has clearance of 14'9" and has a width of 20 feet (6.1 m).
A ferry operated here until the bridge was constructed in 1929. The Plattsmouth Bridge Commission charges tolls which in 2007 were $1.25 each way for an automobile. It was designed by the Omaha Structural Steel Works and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.
In November 2006 it was decided to repair the bridge rather than build new bridges. Earlier plans had called for a new $42 million two-lane bridge and bypass of Plattsmouth. The new bridge would have been about 300 feet (91 m) south of the current bridge.
In November 2007, ownership of the bridge was transferred from the private Plattsmouth Bridge company to the public Plattsmouth Bridge Commission.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
- Plattsmouth residents hear of road, bridge plans Lincoln Journal-Star August 31, 2005
- Plattsmouth bridge closing for repairs Omaha World-Herald April 15, 2008
- Renovation complete, Missouri River bridge near Plattsmouth to re-open Sunday SouthwestIowaNews.com November 8, 2008