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Omaha Bridge #15 (Old)

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Omaha Bridge #15 (Old)

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BH Photo #511731

Description 

Omaha Road designed the two lattice spans, while Milwaukee Road designed the remaining Pratt spans. Spans may have been reused upon replacement.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Lattice through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway
Location
St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, and Dakota County, Minnesota
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1885, 1887 and 1888; Replaced 1915
Builders
- Keystone Bridge Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Lassig Bridge & Iron Works of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW)
- Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway (CMO)
Design
1-150' Quadrangular Through Truss (Lassig, 1887)
1-270' Lattice through truss Swing Span (Lassig, 1885)
6-150' Pratt Through Truss (Keystone, 1888)
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 270.0 ft.
Total length: 1,320.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.92438, -93.11769   (decimal degrees)
44°55'28" N, 93°07'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/490711/4974557 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 95026 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 9, 2021: New photo from John Marvig

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Omaha Bridge #15 (Old)
Posted November 9, 2021, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I assume the stationary spans from this location were likely reused, as both railroads often relocated spans.

This is one of the likely locations:

http://bridgehunter.com/wi/dane/bh54069/