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Blair Bridge

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Overview

Photos taken November 1986 by Clayton B. Fraser for the Historic American Engineering Record

Map 

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Facts 

Overview
Lost three-span through truss bridge over the Missouri River on US 30 east of Blair
Location
Blair, Washington County, Nebraska, and Harrison County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a modern bridge
History
Built 1928-29; tolls removed 1962; replaced 1991
Builders
- Harrington, Howard and Ash of Kansas City, Kansas & New York, New York
- Kansas City Bridge Co. of Kansas City, Missouri
- Sverdrup & Parcel of St. Louis, Missouri (Designer)
- Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Woods Brothers Construction Co.
Design
Pennsylvania through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 333.0 ft.
Total length: 1,340.0 ft.
Also called
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Bridge (official name)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.55111, -96.09623   (decimal degrees)
41°33'04" N, 96°05'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/742178/4604010 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Modale
Inventory number
BH 24715 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 2, 2010: New Street View added by Jason Smith
  • March 30, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added Bridge to "Lincoln Highway" Category
  • August 21, 2006: Posted new photos

Sources 

  • HAER NE-1 - Abraham Lincoln Memorial Bridge
  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Jason Smith - JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net