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CBQ - Platte River Bridge

Photos 

Published by the USGS; Image courtesy of the Omaha World-Herald

View this photo at pubs.usgs.gov

BH Photo #439033

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Platte River on Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad
Location
Butler County, Nebraska, and Platte County, Nebraska
Status
Destroyed by flooding
History
Demaged by flooding March 1960 and a new bridge was built in the 90s.
Railroad
- Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CBQ)
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.38788, -97.26623   (decimal degrees)
41°23'16" N, 97°15'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/644957/4583267 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Columbus
Inventory number
BH 67269 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 24, 2020: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • November 30, 2018: New photo from Luke
  • April 26, 2015: Added by Luke

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com

Comments 

CBQ - Platte River Bridge
Posted May 23, 2020, by Luke

Article appears to show an alternate view of the collapse: https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/363279948/

CBQ - Platte River Bridge
Posted May 2, 2019, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge was still listed as being in service in a 1968 CB&Q track chart. It consisted of:

40 spans pile bridge

2-132', 1-150', 1-110', 2-105' Through Truss

1-65' Through Girder