Robidoux Trading Post deemed unsafe
GERING, Neb. (KNEP) - The City of Gering has deemed Robidoux Trading Post unsafe and will start deconstructing the historical building.
The historic Robidoux Trading post was deemed unsafe after a log structure company and a structural engineer inspected the property. City of Gering Officials have closed the building to the public to allow for crews to salvage as much of the building logs as possible.
Gering Officials determined the building became damaged from its transfer on Carter Canyon Road to Five Rocks Amphitheater as well as weather and the original manner of construction. Currently the City of Gering and friends of Robidoux Trading Post have not determined plans to restore the building but both are wishing to update and create a structurally sound reconstruction on the existing footprint of the post which would allow for additional improvements at the site that will expand the opportunities to tell the stories of the Robidoux Trading Post, increase patron comfort, education and appreciation of this historic attraction.
Chairman of the Friends of the Robidoux Trading Post Barb Netherland said, “While today’s news is disheartening to say the least, I think we can create a practical partnership between numerous entities who share a passion and continued commitment to the Robidoux story. Rebuilding something stronger and better that will contribute to our community, preserve our history, and educate our children and the visiting and traveling public is our goal.”
The City of Gering can be contacted at 308-436-6800 for questions regarding the dissemble and reconstruction of the Robidoux Trading post.