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BN - Sioux City High Bridge

Photos 

Photocopy From George S. Morison's The Sioux City Bridge, 1890. Photographer Unknown, Circa 1889. South Web And West Portal Of Bridge

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #323665

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Missouri River on Burlington Northern Railroad
Location
South Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, and Dakota County, Nebraska
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1888; Replaced 1982
Builder
- George S. Morison of New Bedford, Massachusetts
Railroads
- Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CBQ)
- Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway (CMO)
- Great Northern Railway (GN)
Design
Whipple through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 400.0 ft.
Also called
CNW - Missouri River Bridge
CMO - Missouri River Bridge
CNW - Sioux City High Bridge
CMO - Sioux City High Bridge
CBQ - Sioux City High Bridge
BN - Missouri River Bridge
CBQ - Missouri River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.47400, -96.38555   (decimal degrees)
42°28'26" N, 96°23'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/714915/4705717 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 67280 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 23, 2017: New photo from Luke
  • April 27, 2015: Added by Luke

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Luke
  • HAER IA-96 - Sioux City Bridge, Spanning the Missouri River, Sioux City, Woodbury County, IA