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Location DB > United States > Nebraska > Omaha > Illinois Central Railroad Bridge
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Illinois Central Railroad Bridge
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 Database Info
created by peterbillionaire on 4/23/2008 5:34 AM
last modified by peterbillionaire on 4/25/2008 12:21 AM
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 Overview
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 Basic Information
Type: abandoned railroad bridge
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: piece of cake
Recommendation: I think that big old bridges are fun and interesting. If you do too, then go.
 Physical Information
Address

Omaha, Nebraska
United States
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 Hazards
  • Watch your step. You can fall 50 feet into the river.
  •  Interesting Features
    Both sections of the bridge rotated, to let river traffic past. The section which is in Iowa has been left in the open position. Some of the machinery is still there. The two control rooms have collapsed, but you can climb up the stairs to the platform.
     Security Measures
  • None. Go anytime you like.
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1899
    Closed: 0
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     History
    Information about the Illinois Central Railroad is here http://www.icrrhis...rg/milestones.html but the Omaha bridge is not mentioned. It says that the Illinois Central reached Omaha in 1899, so probably that is when the bridge was built.
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    Wed, Apr 23rd, 2008
    posted by peterbillionaire
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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Opheliaism on 4/1/2013 1:28 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Apr 1 13 at 13:28, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Mar 31 13 at 2:23, peterbillionaire made this location public
  • on Jul 8 08 at 8:46, SaraBellum validated this location
  • on Apr 25 08 at 0:21, peterbillionaire changed the following: Interesting Features
  • on Apr 23 08 at 23:24, peterbillionaire made this location available
  • on Apr 23 08 at 23:22, peterbillionaire updated gallery picture getimage.jpg
  • on Apr 23 08 at 23:20, peterbillionaire updated gallery picture 1859_l.jpg
  • on Apr 23 08 at 23:18, peterbillionaire reordered images in gallery peterbillionaire's gallery
  • on Apr 23 08 at 23:18, peterbillionaire added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Apr 23 08 at 23:15, peterbillionaire changed the following: Year Built
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