- Rulo Rail Bridge
The Rulo Rail Bridge is a
truss bridgeacross the Missouri Riverconnecting Rulo, Nebraskawith Holt County, Missouriand is used by the BNSF Railwayto transport coal from Wyoming and Colorado to Midwest power plants.
The original bridge was built in 1887. It was fabricated in England and reassembled at Rulo. In the summer of 1977 the steel truss was replaced in 48 hours when sections of the new bridge were assembled on either side of the river, then lifted on to
falseworktowers on barges on both sides of the up and downstream sides. The new bridge was placed on the upstream towers and the old bridge was moved to the downstream side and then new bridge was placed on the original 1887 piers. The total cost of the operation was $6.7 million.
Prior to the replacement only grain rather than coal trains could cross the bridge.
List of crossings of the Missouri River
Lincoln Star( Lincoln, Nebraska), July 7, 1977, Page 5
structure = Crossings
bridge = Rulo Rail Bridge
bridge signs = "BNSF Railway"
upstream signs =
downstream signs =
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