Union Pacific is double tracking its line between Blair and Fremont, Nebraska. It used to be a Chicago and North Western line back in the day and the Union Pacific would like to route more coal through the area rather than tying up its line between Omaha and Fremont, which is already quite busy with transcontinental traffic.

Here is a look at a concrete bridge between Blair and Kennard before ballast and track are laid on top.

Union Pacific bridge under construction between Blair and Kennard, Nebraska - March 2011

Union Pacific bridge under construction between Blair and Kennard, Nebraska – March 2011

And here’s more of a “straight down the line” view:

"Straight down the line" view - March 2011

“Straight down the line” view – March 2011

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