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BNSF - Big Blue River Bridge (Beatrice)

Photos 

Beatrice Rail Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2019

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BH Photo #459102

Description 

Historical information comes from the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Collection located at the Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois.

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Big Blue River on BNSF Railway
Location
Beatrice, Gage County, Nebraska
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1893 and 1910
Builder
- Pennsylvania Steel Co. of Steelton, Pennsylvania (Truss)
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CBQ)
Design
2-50', 2-60' Deck Plate Girders (1893)
1-154' Pratt through truss (1910)
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 154.0 ft.
Total length: 374.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.25631, -96.74933   (decimal degrees)
40°15'23" N, 96°44'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/691404/4458635 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Beatrice East
Inventory number
BH 70993 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 1, 2022: Updated by John Marvig: added additional build date
  • October 29, 2019: New photos from John Marvig
  • October 27, 2019: Updated by John Marvig: Added builder and date
  • February 12, 2016: Added by John Marvig

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