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The Illinois Central draw bridge over the Missouri River is one of the largest of its kind in this country. The Iowa span of the bridge was built in 1893; the Nebraska span later. The Omaha skyline is at the top of this piecture which is looking to…

Aerial photo, looking north, of Union Pacific Missouri River bridge, with the Omaha Public Power District's Jones Street station pictured in the upper left of the photo.

photo of bridge, taken on the bridge and looking straight across it
on back of photo:
file 12/88
Chicago Central & Pacific
Swing-span bridge
Missouri River west of CB

Photo of bridge from the side
On back of photo:
file 12/88
Chicago Central & Pacific
Swing-span bridge
Missouri River west of C.B.

Today...the span, now called Ak-Sar-Ben Bridge, has been doubled in width to keep up with increased traffic. The 5, 700 foot-long bridge was sold to the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben by the Omaha and Council Bluffs Street Railway Co. in 1938 for $2,350.00. …

Council Bluffs Changing Scene--This is the first bridge across the Missouri River at Council Bluffs. it was build in 1888. This photo, taken from the Iowa side, belongs to Mrs. Grace Kinney of 911 First Ave. It came from the possessions of her…

Today...while Indian Creek is covered and runs within concrete walls, the bridge at Frank St. is the same as for the past 50 years. The houses and garage at right are the same. Only the trees have changed. The old picture was identified and dated…

Council Bluffs Changing Scene--About 50 years ago, the old wooden bridge across an open Indian Creek at Frank St. was being replaced with a "modern" concrete bridge. Here is an old photo that's been in the Jeff Brunow family for many years.

Today...the bridge has dwindled in use. It is now a single track bridged used exclusively for river crossing of five or six freight trains a day. No pedestrian or auto traffic use the bridge. Only half of the bridge floor is floored with railroad…

Council Bluffs Changing Scene--This is the Illinois Central drawbridge about the turn of the century, when pedestrians were permitted to cross it. A double track railroad bridge and one of the largest of its kind in the world, it was built across…

Council Bluffs Changing Scene--Back in the horse and buggy days, even before the electric cars ran into Fairmount Park, the deep cut near the Graham Ave. entrance looked like this. Sketch was made by Gail Connelly, park department employe [sic],…

Changing_Scene_1954_2_4_1954_005.jpg trains use the modern steel Union Pacific Railroad Bridge at approximately the same location. The bridge is above the reach of high water and boats pass underneath as they travel both up and down the deeper Missouri River.

Council Bluffs Changing Scene--This was a temporary Missouri River crossing of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad in 1872. The bridge was raised above ice level on pilings. During the summer months railroad cars were reportedly ferried…

The arched wooden footbridge sretching over Carter Lake provices an ideal resting spot for fishermne's poles on a nippy fall day. The men were pulling in a number of fish with hardly any effort. The roar of jets from nearby Eppley Airfield didn't…

The 118-acre Carter Lake provides fishing and recreational opportunities--and a scenic backdrop--for Carter Lake and area residents. Paved walkways and wooden bridges facilitate pedestrian traffic around the lake which was formed as an ox-bow of the…

aerial photo of Broadway Viaduct, with concrete at 8th Street yet to be poured.

Activity Buzzes...on Broadway Viaduct as carpenters and steel workers prepare for concrete work on west end of the span.,

view of the side of the Broadway viaduct, showing concrete support tiers and structural steel.

The Broadway Viaduct..stretches from Eighth to Fifteenth Sts. as contractors prepare to set the structural steel of the two-million dollar project. Except for the structural steel work, the west approach ramp (bottom) is the only major part of the…
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