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RG5538.AM:  Omaha Bridge and Terminal Railway Company (Omaha, Neb.)

Correspondence:  1899-1939, mostly 1902-1909

Omaha, Douglas County, Neb.:  

Size:  1 folder


This collection consists of correspondence relating to the Omaha Bridge and Terminal Railway Company and its interests in a bridge between Omaha, Nebraska and Council Bluffs, Iowa. The majority of the correspondence dates from 1902-1909 and discusses whether the bridge should be open to pedestrian and street traffic as well as rail traffic. Most of the correspondence was sent to U.S. Representative from Council Bluffs, Iowa, Walter I. Smith by various interested parties trying to influence his decision to support or oppose the bridge bill in the U.S. House of Representatives. Some of the interested parties represented include the Omaha Bridge and Terminal Railway Company, the East Omaha Land Company, and the Commercial Committee of Council Bluffs. The correspondence also discusses steamship navigation on the Missouri River and rail traffic from various railroads including the Union Pacific Railway Company, the Illinois Central Railway Company, and the Omaha, Council Bluffs, and Suburban Railway Company.

Note:  See also RG3508 [MS0466], series 7, reel 1 for employee timetables of the Omaha Bridge and Terminal Railway Company.



Commercial Committee of Council Bluffs (Council Bluffs, Iowa)

DeLong, Alfred B.

East Omaha Land Company (Omaha, Neb.)

Illinois Central Railroad Company

Inter State Bridge and Street Railway Company

Missouri River — Bridges

Missouri River — Navigation

Omaha Bridge and Terminal Railway Company (Omaha, Neb.)

Omaha, Council Bluffs and Suburban Railway Company

Railroad bridges — Iowa

Railroad bridges — Nebraska

Railroads — Iowa

Railroads — Nebraska

Smith, Walter Inglewood, 1862-1922

Steam-navigation — Missouri River

Test, E.F.

Tinley, Emmet

Union Pacific Railway Company

Webster, John R.


06-13-2008   TMM