March 17th, 2015 |
Author: Dale Rabideau
| Tags: South Omaha Trail
Here is an overview of the South Omaha Trail construction zone. The pictures start in the upper right corner and focus on the 90+ degree turn just south of I-80, with the last handful being just west of 42nd St.
Current end of the Field Club Trail at Vinton St. Looking South along the West side of the elevator.
The original elevator building for loading and unloading grain. If you look closely, the white painted silos are a slightly smaller diameter than the additions to the North and South.
The I-80 bridge.
Parked car on top of I-80 bridge to get this SouthWest shot from above.
Contrasted above pic with this one to get a good idea how big an area this turn will encompass.
This is the blueprints for this turn. Notice how the trail winds around in order to check/slow one’s speed and provide a longer climb.
Looking towards South and culvert under RR tracks.
1906 – this culvert has almost silted shut from I-80 construction and expansion over the years.
Looking North – a 108′ long, 30″ culvert will a path under the trail for water from along I-80 to the RR culvert. The trail will be about 18′ above the culvert. The bank drop off will be 1′ down for every 3′ away from the trail.
From the top looking East.
Putting up black construction barriers to catch dirt, etc. Trail will be along right barrier.
36th and D Sts looking West. All trees and stumps are removed.
D St looking East to 36th St.
Looking West at 42nd St bridge. Standing approximately where trail will come off side of bank.
Trail will be 18′ above RR track under the bridge, which is approximately 6′ above the side support between the pillars.
Just West of 42nd St bridge.
Clearing trees and stumps before filling in trail corridor with dirt.
Notice the old telephone pole at an angle.
Another pole. I like pieces that provide historical note.
Click here for first report and overview of the South Omaha Trail Phase 2.