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UP - 50th Street "Awful Tunnel"

Photos 

Photo taken by Bradley J. Grefe

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BH Photo #241470

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Closed-spandrel arch bridge under railroad on 50th street
Location
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1905
Builders
- James Keys of Omaha, Nebraska (Design)
- Kilpatrick Brothers & Collins Contracting Co. of Beatrice, Nebraska (Erection)
Railroad
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 33.1 ft.
Total length: 56.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.22156, -95.99023   (decimal degrees)
41°13'18" N, 95°59'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/249346/4567665 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Omaha South
Inventory number
BH 53158 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
11,600

Update Log 

  • December 18, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added builders
  • September 14, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
  • January 25, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • August 12, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

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