NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID
RG5538.AM: Omaha Bridge and Terminal Railway Company (Omaha, Neb.)
Correspondence: 1899-1939, mostly 1902-1909
Omaha, Douglas County, Neb.:
Size: 1 folder
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
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
Union Pacific Railway Company
Webster, John R.