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Nebraska City Railroad Bridge

Photos 

Overall View Of Bridge And Missouri River; View To Northwest

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #118094

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Missouri River
Location
Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska, and Fremont County, Iowa
Status
Removed
History
Built 1888 under the direction of George S. Morison
Builders
- A.J. Himes (Assistant engineer)
- Addison Conner (Assistant engineer)
- Baird Brothers of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Erection)
- Benjamin L. Crosby of St. Louis, Missouri (Resident engineer)
- E.L. Corthell (Associate chief engineer)
- Edwin Duryea (Resident engineer)
- George S. Morison of New Bedford, Massachusetts (Chief engineer)
- L.V. Rice (Assistant engineer)
- Mark Waldo (Assistant engineer)
- T. Saulpaugh & Co (Substructure)
- Union Bridge Co. of Buffalo, New York & Athens, Pennsylvania (Superstructure)
- W.S. MacDonald (Assistant engineer)
Design
Main spans: Two Whipple through trusses
Approach: One Whipple deck truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.67025, -95.83070   (decimal degrees)
40°40'13" N, 95°49'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/260736/4506006 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Nebraska City
Inventory number
BH 44441 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 11, 2011: New Street View added by James McCray
  • August 3, 2011: New photos from James McCray
  • March 14, 2010: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • HAER NE-2 - Nebraska City Bridge
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com