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CNW - Valentine Bridge (1883)

Photos 

Valentine RR Bridge Old and New

New bridge being built with the old in the background. There's no contemporary sources calling the original 1883 bridge the "high bridge" that I can find. In fact the term most likely came about locally while building the 1910 bridge to differentiate between the two. The old bridge wasn't particularly high. See the original Long Pine bridge for example.

Photo taken by James Grooms

BH Photo #462877

Facts 

Overview
Covered wooden deck truss bridge over Niobrara River on Chicago & North Western Railway
Location
Cherry County, Nebraska
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1883; Replaced 1910
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley Railroad (FE&MV)
- Sioux City & Pacific Railroad
Design
Covered wooden deck truss with trestle approaches
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 135.0 ft.
Total length: 430.0 ft.
Also called
FE&MV - Valentine Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.84489, -100.52256   (decimal degrees)
42°50'42" N, 100°31'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/375585/4744714 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Valentine South
Inventory number
BH 65450 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 7, 2021: Updated by Todd Clark: Added to description
  • December 23, 2019: New photo from James Grooms
  • January 11, 2015: Added by Luke

Sources 

Comments 

CNW - Valentine Bridge (Old)
Posted June 7, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Luke,

Photo Moved.

CNW - Valentine Bridge (Old)
Posted June 7, 2021, by Luke

Groom's photo needs to be merged onto the page for the girder bridge.