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Plattsmouth Railroad Bridge

Photos 

Railroad bridge with highway bridge behind

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #158045

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Pennsylvania through truss bridge over the Missouri River on the BNSF Railway at Plattsmouth
Location
Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska, and Mills County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1903, West Approach Rebuilt 1976
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- E. J. Blake (Consulting Engineer)
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
- Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CBQ)
Design
Main span: 16-panel Pennsylvania through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 400.0 ft.
Total length: 1,682.0 ft.
Also called
BN Missouri River Bridge
BNSF Missouri River Bridge
CB&Q Missouri River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.00161, -95.86725   (decimal degrees)
41°00'06" N, 95°52'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/258851/4542895 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pacific Junction
Inventory number
BH 44442 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 1, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • December 23, 2015: New photo from Charles Kuehn
  • October 22, 2015: Updated by Nathan Holth: Add engineer.
  • October 21, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
  • November 14, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added categories "Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad", "Burlington Northern Railroad"
  • September 14, 2012: New photos from Mark Frazier
  • March 14, 2010: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

Comments 

Plattsmouth Railroad Bridge
Posted July 26, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

A new railroad bridge is planned at this location but according the Army Corp, the existing historic bridge will NOT be demolished as part of the project. See attached public notice.

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BNSF Railroad Bridge
Posted July 24, 2008, by Ryan Roenfeld (iowaryan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The railroad bridge was completed in 1880 by Chief Engineer George Morrison and the span was rebuilt in 1902. The adjacent automobile bridge was completed in 1935.