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UP - Blair Bridge

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UP Missouri River Bridge

UP Missouri River Bridge - Blair, NE

Photo taken by Brad J Williams in June 2009

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BH Photo #150471

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Overview
Through truss bridge over Missouri River on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Blair, Washington County, Nebraska, and Harrison County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Reportedly a second bridge is to be built adjacent to this one in order to increase traffic capacity, the line is single track at present.
History
Built 1924 by the American Bridge Co.
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Three Parker through trusses
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 335.0 ft.
Total length: 1,335.0 ft.
Deck width: 25.0 ft.
Also called
UP - Missouri River Bridge (Blair)
Blair Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.55140, -96.09549   (decimal degrees)
41°33'05" N, 96°05'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/742239/4604045 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Modale
Inventory number
BH 43719 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 19, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
  • December 8, 2009: Added by Brad J Williams

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