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Old Rulo Railroad Bridge

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Photos 

Photocopy From George S. Morison's The Rulo Bridge, 1890. Photographer Unknown, Circa 1887. South Web And East Portal Of Bridge

Photo collected by the Historic American Engineering Record

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Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Missouri River
Location
Rulo, Richardson County, Nebraska, and Holt County, Missouri
Status
Superstructure replaced
History
Built 1887 under the direction of George S. Morison; replaced 1977 by new truss spans reusing the existing piers
Builders
- Benjamin L. Crosby (Resident engineer)
- Drake & Stratton Co. (Substructure)
- Edgemoor Iron Co. (Superstructure)
- George S. Morison of New Bedford, Massachusetts (Chief engineer)
- Mark Waldo (Assistant engineer)
Design
Main spans: Three Whipple through truss
Approaches: Pratt deck trusses
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 375.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.05444, -95.42083   (decimal degrees)
40°03'16" N, 95°25'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/293512/4436607 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rulo
Inventory number
BH 44440 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 26, 2011: Photos imported by Jason Smith
  • August 23, 2011: New photos from Ben Tate
  • March 14, 2010: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • HAER NE-4 - Rulo Bridge, Spanning Missouri River, Rulo, Richardson County, NE
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com