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UP - Blair Bridge (Old)

Photos 

Photocopy From George S. Morison's The Blair Crossing Bridge, 1886. Photographer Unknown, Circa 1883. South Web And West Portal Of Bridge

Photo collected by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #158072

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Missouri River on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Blair, Washington County, Nebraska, and Harrison County, Iowa
Status
Superstructure replaced
History
Built 1883; superstructure replaced 1923-24; spans relocated to cross Wind River in Wyoming
Builder
- George S. Morison of New Bedford, Massachusetts (Chief engineer)
Railroad
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Main spans: Three Whipple through trusses
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 330.0 ft.
Also called
UP - Missouri River Bridge (Blair, Old)
Blair Railroad Bridge
Blair Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.55107, -96.09434   (decimal degrees)
41°33'04" N, 96°05'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/742336/4604012 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Modale
Inventory number
BH 44450 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 14, 2010: Added by James Baughn

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