Scotts Bluff National Monument

3 mi. W of Gering on NE 92, Gering, Nebraska

Photos 

Scotts Bluff Summit Road

Photo from the Historic American Engineering Record

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Map 

Description 

The Summit Road provides access to the summit of Scotts Bluff while preserving the natural beauty and historical integrity of the site. Built primarily by relief labor during the Depression, the road features concrete slab paving and three short tunnels. The highly erosive nature of the sandstone formation and the rugged topography of the site posed significant challenges to designers and construction forces. -- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER NE-11)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000117
Area of significance
Exploration/Settlement
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Site
Historic function
Pedestrian related
Current function
Park
Periods of significance
1850-1874; 1800-1824; 1825-1849
Significant year
1812
Number of properties
Contributing sites: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 8
Non-contributing structures: 5

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