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South Omaha Trail – March Update

March 17th, 2015 | Author: Dale Rabideau
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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.

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Current end of the Field Club Trail at Vinton St. Looking South along the West side of the elevator.
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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.
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The I-80 bridge.
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Looking SouthWest.
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Parked car on top of I-80 bridge to get this SouthWest shot from above.
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Contrasted above pic with this one to get a good idea how big an area this turn will encompass.
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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.

Zone I

Zone I

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Looking towards South and culvert under RR tracks.
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1906 – this culvert has almost silted shut from I-80 construction and expansion over the years.
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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.
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From the top looking East.
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Putting up black construction barriers to catch dirt, etc. Trail will be along right barrier.
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36th and D Sts looking West. All trees and stumps are removed.
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D St looking East to 36th St.
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Looking West at 42nd St bridge. Standing approximately where trail will come off side of bank.
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Trail will be 18′ above RR track under the bridge, which is approximately 6′ above the side support between the pillars.
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Just West of 42nd St bridge.
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Clearing trees and stumps before filling in trail corridor with dirt.
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Notice the old telephone pole at an angle.
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Another pole. I like pieces that provide historical note.
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Click here for first report and overview of the South Omaha Trail Phase 2.

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