Repairs complete to Norfolk train bridge

Courtesy: Norfolk Daily News

Repairs have been completed on a northeast Nebraska railroad bridge that collapsed during Elkhorn River flooding in June.

Chad Korth with Nebraska Central Railroad says train tests were conducted and that regular traffic was expected to resume on Thursday. Korth says pilings in the middle pier are now down to 70 feet and that a steel structure stands in place of the old wooden pier.

A railroad worker died when he was tossed from the bridge as it collapsed on June 15. Two other workers on the span made it to safety. The bridge provided Norfolk's only link to the main Union Pacific rail line, so several local businesses have had to truck in supplies since the flooding.