The Gregarious Railfan
Railroad Bridges
Blair Bridge, NE
GPS:  N 41.55142, W 96.09532

Scanner:   UP 160.470 (?)

Railroad:  Union Pacific Iowa Division, Blair Sub  

Railfan Access: Limited but OK

Description:  Blair Bridge crosses over the Missouri River at Blair, Neb.  It is a through truss structure.  Trains
approach it and climb up to it from the Iowa side. Most Union Pacific traffic is westbound as they lean toward
direction traffic in this area.  The three span bridge was built by American Bridge Co in 1924 when the Chicago &
Northwestern was running this route. Today, it’s part of the Union Pacific main line across the middle of the
country.    U.S. 30 runs right beside it. If you want photos, there’s plenty of room to pull off, but good railroad
photography will require a wide angle lens.
Google image <Click on Thumbnail to enlarge>
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Denver Todd is The Gregarious Railfan
Todd Sestero publishes the RAILFAN GUIDES of the U.S.   
Disclaimer: I have not been to this location. Info is from the internet.  I would welcome pictures, additions, or
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