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Omaha Bridge #15


Used with permission of EC Leatherberry. Image is NOT to be used elsewhere without his permission.

Photo taken by Earl Leatherberry

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BH Photo #237240


Through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Railroad
St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, and Dakota County, Minnesota
Open to traffic
Built 1915
- Charles Frederick Loweth of Cleveland, Ohio (Chief Engineer, CM&StP)
- Chicago Bridge & Iron Works of Chicago, Illinois (Girders) [also known as Chicago Bridge & Iron Co.]
- H. Rettinghouse (Chief Engineer, CStPM&O)
- Milwaukee Bridge Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Swing Span Fabrication)
- Strobel Steel Construction Co. of Chicago, Illinois (Swing Span Erection)
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW)
- Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway (CMO)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
1-70' Deck Girder
6-80' Deck Girder
1-90' Deck Girder
1-100' Deck Girder
1-260' Bobtail Swing Span
Length of largest span: 185.0 ft.
Total length: 1,055.0 ft.
Also called
Mississippi River Bridge No. 15
CStPM&P Mississippi River Bridge
UP Mississippi River Bridge (Bridge #15)
CMO Bridge #15
MILW Mississippi River Bridge
CMO - Mississippi River Bridge
CStPM&O Mississippi River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.92436, -93.11767   (decimal degrees)
44°55'28" N, 93°07'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/490713/4974554 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Saint Paul East
Inventory number
BH 53125 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 10, 2021: Updated by John Marvig: added builders and dimensions
  • June 5, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Riveted"
  • December 27, 2015: New photo from Charles Kuehn
  • April 20, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
  • October 20, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: Added category "Bobtail Swing Bridge"
  • March 28, 2014: New photos from John Marvig
  • August 22, 2013: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • October 29, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • August 10, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Corrected title based on most common name, added information
  • August 10, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

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