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December 27, 2013

Anonymous donor gives $650K for Nebraska bridge

  • The money can be used to rebuild a steel-truss bridge on the condition that residents never try to discover who the donor is.
  • By GRANT SCHULTE
    Associated Press

    LINCOLN, Neb. — Three years after a flood wiped out part of a bridge spanning the Elkhorn River in Neligh, residents of the small northeastern Nebraska city received a festive surprise: an anonymous, $650,000 donation to rebuild the historic structure.

    The city received a check from the donor's Chicago-based attorney last week saying they can use it to rebuild the steel-truss Old Mill Bridge on the condition that residents never try to discover who contributed the money. If they learn the donor's identity by accident, city officials must stay sworn to secrecy.


     
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