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CBQ - South 245th Street Overpass


Old Southeast abutment

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in November 2017


BH Photo #409868

Street View 


Abutment carries the Roman numerals XVIII over XXXVI. Two other bridges on this abandoned line crossed the Elkhorn and Platte Rivers to the northwest.

The BNSF Track list shows this as the Yutan-Chalco line, opened 1917 by CB&Q, Yutan to Allis abandoned 1927, Allis to Chalco abandoned 1928.


Lost Bridge over S 245th Street on (CB&Q?) Railroad
Douglas County, Nebraska
Built 1917; Removed 1927
- Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CBQ)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.19143, -96.29813   (decimal degrees)
41°11'29" N, 96°17'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/726584/4563527 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 14 N., R. 10 E., Sec. 9
1125 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 79303 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 5, 2017: New Street View added by Clark Vance
  • November 4, 2017: Added by Daniel Barnes


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CBQ - South 245th Street Overpass
Posted November 8, 2017, by Luke

I found a Railway Age article, and while it doesn't have pictures of the actual completed bridges, it has info.

Gimme a few minutes and I'll have it screencapped and uploaded.

CBQ - South 245th Street Overpass
Posted November 8, 2017, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

I found a BNSF track list showing this short line. It looks like it was used for ten years, 1917-1927, with the last section abandoned in 1928.

Does anyone know the history of this project with at least two large bridges, and why it was abandoned so quickly?

CBQ - South 245th Street Overpass
Posted November 7, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

oooh....this is an awesome one

CBQ - South 245th Street Overpass
Posted November 6, 2017, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Not exactly sure what these mean. I know others have an actual date, and sometimes a letter.


Best I can figure is they are either mileposts, elevations or another set of numbers relating to the construction of the bridge.

Lost Railroad Overpass on S 245th Street
Posted November 5, 2017, by Luke

I know John has deciphered these before, so it's not so much of a mystery but more of a "wait for John."