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UP - Salt Creek Bridge

Photos 

photo

Photo taken by RLEVANS

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs (CC BY-ND)

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BH Photo #274979

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Date comes from when old bridge was destroyed by flood

Facts 

Overview
Quadrangular Lattice through truss bridge over Salt Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1881
Builder
- Lassig Bridge & Iron Works of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Omaha & Republican Valley Railway (O&RV)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Triple-intersection lattice through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 230.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.82011, -96.71870   (decimal degrees)
40°49'12" N, 96°43'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/692389/4521292 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lincoln
Inventory number
BH 59801 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 28, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • October 21, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
  • October 18, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • December 23, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: Revised type, added dimensions.
  • December 23, 2014: Updated by Roger Deschner: Add photo; change design to Whipple Truss from site visit and imported photo
  • February 19, 2014: Added by Luke Harden

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

UP - Salt Creek Bridge
Posted December 23, 2014, by Roger Deschner (rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thanks Nathan. When I pulled over on US 6 in Lincoln to admire this bridge and its neighboring interesting BNSF Baltimore truss bridge, I knew it was unusual. I did have trouble identifying the type, and Whipple was a guess.

UP - Salt Creek Bridge
Posted December 23, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Roger... its not a Whipple... its an extremely rare variation of the lattice truss, the Triple Intersection Warren. Most lattice trusses are Quadruple Intersection Warrens (sometimes called quadrangular). A very nice and highly significant historic bridge.