Editor's Notebook

When Highway 14’s concrete bridge over the Republican River, fell into the river, the State of Nebraska chose to replace it with a smaller bridge. The replacement was said to be temporary as it would be replaced when funding became available to construct an overpass over the Burlington and Missouri Pacific railroad tracks. At the time the Burlington line was considered the company’s main line connecting Kansas City and Denver. There were a number of scheduled passenger and freight trains over the line each day and on some days there were a dozen or more special trains. Many of the specials wer...


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