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UP - Big Blue River Bridge

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UP Big Blue River Bridge

Looking East

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2019

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BH Photo #459186

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Description 

East spans built by the Lassig Branch of American Bridge Company. West spans built 1924 by American Bridge Company

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Big Blue River on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
De Witt, Gage County, Nebraska
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1901, Western Two Spans Replaced 1924
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Lassig Branch)
Railroads
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 65.0 ft.
Total length: 250.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.39224, -96.90504   (decimal degrees)
40°23'32" N, 96°54'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/677804/4473400 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 87073 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 29, 2019: New photos from John Marvig
  • October 27, 2019: Added by John Marvig

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