Illinois Central Missouri River Bridge

Illinois Central Missouri River Bridge

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Illinois Central Missouri River Bridge, also known as the IC Bridge or the East Omaha Bridge, is a rail through truss double swing bridge across the Missouri River connecting Council Bluffs, Iowa with Omaha, Nebraska. It is owned by the Canadian National Railroad and is closed to all traffic. At 521 feet long, the second version of the bridge was the longest swing bridge in the world from when it was completed in 1903 through 1915. In 1975 it was regarded as the third longest swing bridge. The East Omaha Bridge was originally built in 1893 and was owned by the Omaha Bridge and Terminal Railway Company. It was originally a single draw bridge. Reopened in January 1904, the bridge was reconstructed again in 1908 by the American Bridge Company. In the reconstruction, there was discussion as to whether the bridge should be open to pedestrian and street traffic as well as rail traffic. Ultimately, it was limited to rail use only, including commuter service between the two cities.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Fec Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135959700
  • 9786135959703