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BNSF - Platte River Bridge (Ashland)

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BNSF Platte River Bridge (Ashland)

East End

Photo taken by John Marvig in February 2017

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BH Photo #380976

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Description 

Built as a 28 span deck girder in 1901 (using 1899 spans), shifted onto new piers in 1915, with several spans being replaced

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Platte River on BNSF Railway
Location
Saunders County, Nebraska, and Sarpy County, Nebraska
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1899, Rebuilt 1915
Builder
- Lassig Bridge & Iron Works of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CBQ)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 105.0 ft.
Total length: 1,390.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.06161, -96.32574   (decimal degrees)
41°03'42" N, 96°19'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/724710/4549042 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ashland East
Inventory number
BH 75836 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 1, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • February 28, 2017: Added by John Marvig

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