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BN - Nebraska City Railroad Bridge


Overall View Of Bridge And Missouri River; View To Northwest

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #118094

Street View 


Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Missouri River
Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska, and Fremont County, Iowa
Line abandoned in 1982; Removed in 1984
Built 1888 under the direction of George S. Morison
- A.J. Himes (Assistant engineer)
- Addison Conner (Assistant engineer)
- Baird Brothers of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Erection)
- Benjamin L. Crosby of St. Louis, Missouri (Resident engineer)
- E.L. Corthell (Associate chief engineer)
- Edwin Duryea (Resident engineer)
- George S. Morison of New Bedford, Massachusetts (Chief engineer)
- L.V. Rice (Assistant engineer)
- Mark Waldo (Assistant engineer)
- T. Saulpaugh & Co (Substructure)
- Union Bridge Co. of Buffalo, New York & Athens, Pennsylvania (Superstructure)
- W.S. MacDonald (Assistant engineer)
- Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
- Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CBQ)
Main spans: Two Whipple through trusses
Approach: One Whipple deck truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.67025, -95.83070   (decimal degrees)
40°40'13" N, 95°49'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/260736/4506006 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Nebraska City
Inventory number
BH 44441 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 15, 2020: Updated by Geoff Hubbs: Added abandonment & removal dates
  • August 11, 2011: New Street View added by James McCray
  • August 3, 2011: New photos from James McCray
  • March 14, 2010: Added by James Baughn


Nebraska City Railroad Bridge
Posted October 1, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Newly digitized bridge historical bridge report containing numerous original drawings of this bridge: https://archive.org/details/gri_33125016395689/page/n6