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Little Blue River Bridge

Photos 

Little Blue River Bridge

Lincoln Journal Star: June 24 1984

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BH Photo #457772

Map 

Description 

Dismantled and sold for scrap sometime after 1984.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through Girder Bridge over Little Blue River on Great Plains Railway (Former C&NW)
Location
Nuckolls County, Nebraska
Status
Removed but not replaced
Railroad
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 44.0 ft.
Also called
C&NW Bridge #C-145
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.22888, -97.90444   (decimal degrees)
40°13'44" N, 97°54'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/593204/4453736 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 86946 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Beam (15,967)
Chicago & North Western Railway (1,410)
Girder (10,428)
Lost (25,492)
Nebraska (1,646)
Nuckolls County, Nebraska (8)
Owned by railroad (12,643)
Plate girder (8,089)
Railroad (15,756)
Span length 25-50 feet (15,763)
Through girder (3,888)
Timber stringer (4,087)

Update Log 

  • October 13, 2019: Updated by John Marvig: added railroad information
  • October 13, 2019: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

Sources 

  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Little Blue River Bridge
Posted October 13, 2019, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thanks for the kind words! It helps that todays long gone finds are in an area I visited recently

Little Blue River Bridge
Posted October 13, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

JM... You are the RR man and I always appreciate your help!

Little Blue River Bridge
Posted October 13, 2019, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

No problem! I'll keep adding any info I can find on your railroad entries.

Little Blue River Bridge
Posted October 13, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

John, I appreciate it very much. Thank you!

Little Blue River Bridge
Posted October 13, 2019, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Melissa, I added the railroad information and some general design info.

Little Blue River Bridge
Posted October 13, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

I would appreciate any and all help from the Railroad fans