Friday, July 10, 2020

UP/C&NW Bridges over the Missouri River at Blair, NE

1883: (Bridge Hunter "Built 1883; superstructure replaced 1923-24; spans relocated to cross Wind River in Wyoming"; HAER) That would explain why the piers are still made with cut stone.
1924: (Bridge Hunter "Reportedly a second bridge is to be built adjacent to this one in order to increase traffic capacity, the line is single track at present."; no Historic Bridges; Satellite)

From the satellite image we can see that one of the three spans is over a flood plain.

Street View

Lee Wohigemuth took at least three videos of UP trains on this bridge on June 16, 2020: 2:16-w/b-1+0-coal3:56-e/b-2+0-intermodal1:07-w/b-1+1-coal,

HAER NEB,89-BLAIR.V,1--1

1. Photocopy from George S. Morison's The Blair Crossing Bridge, 1886. Photographer unknown, circa 1883. SOUTH WEB AND WEST PORTAL OF BRIDGE - Blair Crossing Bridge, Spanning Missouri River, Blair, Washington County, NE


HAER NEB,89-BLAIR.V,1--4

LONGITUDINAL SECTION OF CAISSON 




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