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Old Plattsmouth Railroad Bridge

Photo 

Photocopy From George S. Morison's The Plattsmouth Bridge, 1882. Photographer Unknown, Circa 1880. South Web And West Portal Of Bridge

Photo collection by Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #158048

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Missouri River
Location
Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska, and Mills County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1880 under the direction of George S. Morison; replaced 1903
Builders
- Benjamin L. Crosby of St. Louis, Missouri (Assistant engineer)
- George S. Morison of New Bedford, Massachusetts (Chief engineer)
- Henry Williams Parkhurst of Chicago, Illinois (First assistant engineer)
- Kellogg & Maurice Bridge Co. of Athens, Pennsylvania (Approaches)
- Keystone Bridge Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Main spans)
- William Sooysmith & Son of Chicago, Illinois (Pneumatic foundation)
Design
Main spans: Two Whipple through trusses, each 400 ft.
Approaches: Three Pratt deck trusses, each 200 ft.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 400.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.00170, -95.86753   (decimal degrees)
41°00'06" N, 95°52'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/258828/4542907 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pacific Junction
Inventory number
BH 44443 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 14, 2010: Added by James Baughn

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