BNSF Wants New Bridge near Glenwood and Pacific Junction

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July 28th, 2011 by admin

BNSF is looking to get a new bridge over the Missouri River near Pacific Junction, Glenwood and Plattsmouth. The railroad company wants to build a 1,700 foot single-track span just south of the current’s bridge’s location.

BNSF applied for a permit from the US Army Corps of Engineers in May. They did so because the new construction would affect a wetland area.

If the new bridge is approved, the old bridge would remain open during construction.

The company says the span is vital to its coal route in Wyoming and to power plants that use coal in that area. It also said the line carries freight traffic and Amtrak passenger trains.