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walkerstoo

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Is the Union  Pacific buying the Lamson and Sessions properties?


eeyoreia

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I don't know for sure, but they have wanted it for a long time to put the new bridge there 

DaveF

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Wouldn't surprise me. Hey, with better rail bridge and tracks, maybe Coca Cola will finally commit to coming to Clinton.

Joe_Blow

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 I've been hearing for years the Lamson and Sessions property for the new bridge. I also heard they want to have a clear span with no lift or swing. Seems like it would be tough to get the elevation needed for a clear span at the Lamson and Sessions property. They would have to build up a second road bed gradually rising to proper elevation approaching the new bridge location while they continue operating on the existing mainline. When the bridge is completed they would have to cut the new road bed into the new bridge. Be a lot of fill covering property on one side of the existing mainline ( probably north side) to do that.

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Mabe if the UP gives the CP railroad trackage rights on their mainline so the existing CP mainline can be abandoned they could squeeze the new bridge approach in on the south side.

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