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UP - Salt Creek Bridge

Photos 

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Photo taken by RLEVANS

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs (CC BY-ND)

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BH Photo #274979

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Quadrangular Lattice through truss bridge over Salt Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska
Status
Open to traffic
Builder
- Lassig Bridge & Iron Works of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Omaha & Republican Valley Railway (O&RV)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Triple-intersection lattice through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 230.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.82011, -96.71870   (decimal degrees)
40°49'12" N, 96°43'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/692389/4521292 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lincoln
Inventory number
BH 59801 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 28, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • October 21, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
  • October 18, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • December 23, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: Revised type, added dimensions.
  • December 23, 2014: Updated by Roger Deschner: Add photo; change design to Whipple Truss from site visit and imported photo
  • February 19, 2014: Added by Luke Harden

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

UP - Salt Creek Bridge
Posted December 23, 2014, by Roger Deschner (rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thanks Nathan. When I pulled over on US 6 in Lincoln to admire this bridge and its neighboring interesting BNSF Baltimore truss bridge, I knew it was unusual. I did have trouble identifying the type, and Whipple was a guess.

UP - Salt Creek Bridge
Posted December 23, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Roger... its not a Whipple... its an extremely rare variation of the lattice truss, the Triple Intersection Warren. Most lattice trusses are Quadruple Intersection Warrens (sometimes called quadrangular). A very nice and highly significant historic bridge.