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11th St Viaduct

Postby Coyote » Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:13 am

Not to pull this thread to far off, but I have always wondered about the history of the 10th St Viaduct. When was this built and what was there previously...?
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Postby GetUrban » Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:33 pm

Coyote wrote:Not to pull this thread to far off, but I have always wondered about the history of the 10th St Viaduct. When was this built and what was there previously...?


We'll have to dig for some old photos of that.

Another interesting fact....I believe there was also a bridge/viaduct heading south from 11th and Jackson. If you look at the west facade of the warehouse buildings at 11th and Jones, they had entrance doors up at bridge level for access to the 11th St. bridge, similar to the buildings fronting the 10th St. bridge.
He said "They are some big, ugly red brick buildings"
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Re: Jobbers Canyon Architectural Rendering

Postby Coyote » Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:19 pm

GetUrban wrote:If you look at the west facade of the warehouse buildings at 11th and Jones, they had entrance doors up at bridge level for access to the 11th St. bridge, similar to the buildings fronting the 10th St. bridge.


Now I'm going to have to look for this, I have never noticed that!
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Re: Jobbers Canyon Architectural Rendering

Postby Coyote » Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:04 pm

GetUrban wrote:Another interesting fact....I believe there was also a bridge/viaduct heading south from 11th and Jackson. If you look at the west facade of the warehouse buildings at 11th and Jones, they had entrance doors up at bridge level for access to the 11th St. bridge, similar to the buildings fronting the 10th St. bridge.



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Postby Coyote » Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:29 pm

Just to put that shot in another perspective :

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Re: Jobbers Canyon Architectural Rendering

Postby Brad » Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:56 pm

I remember people discussing 11th Street Viaduct in other threads, you can see it in a lot of old photos. People were talking about if the post office property was ever re-developed.

What I didn't know about until recently is what's the cool looking old building where SoMa is now.

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Steve Raglin posted this photo on "Forgotton Omaha" a few weeks ago, which is where I first saw that building down on Leavenworth.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:21 pm

I have seen that image with the train stations and both the 10th and 11th St bridges. I guess I didn't realize that the Old Market Lofts building had an entrance off it. I also didn't know that the post office building looked like that. Anyone else think the current building looks a little drab in comparison?

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Re: Jobbers Canyon Architectural Rendering

Postby Brad » Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:03 pm

skinzfan23 wrote: I also didn't know that the post office building looked like that. Anyone else think the current building looks a little drab in comparison?


I don't think that building on the north side of the tracks had anything to do with the Post Office. Steve pointed out that if you look right over the top of that old building and over on the right side of it, you can see the current post office building.

Yes, I do think its drab, and I hope they redevelop that whole property soon.
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Postby Coyote » Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:59 pm

Brad wrote:what's the cool looking old building where SoMa is now.


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I have never noticed this building before either.
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Postby Brad » Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:06 pm

Coyote wrote:I have never noticed this building before either.


Its gotta be Railroad Related...
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Re: Jobbers Canyon Architectural Rendering

Postby mr. omaha » Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:17 pm

Union Pacific Commisary.

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Postby Coyote » Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:43 am

Thanks mr. omaha! Great find!

So this would be like the Union Pacific Law Enforcement offices?
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Re: Jobbers Canyon Architectural Rendering

Postby Brad » Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:16 am

That's awesome Mr Omaha!

So I am assuming that photo is looking South East. Those tracks in the foreground are the yard leads that run down to the old rail yard where HofA park is and then up to the UP Shops were the Clink is now. That would put the Mainline Tracks and Union/Burlington Station Approach tracks up on top behind this building.

Then just to the left is the old 11th street viaduct, behind that you can see the buildings that are still standing, and the just on the left edge, you can see the old 10th street viaduct visible just under the 11th street viaduct.
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Re: Jobbers Canyon Architectural Rendering

Postby RockHarbor » Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:06 pm

There's a "train & railroads bug" that I haven't been bitten-by (at least yet), and I can tell you guys have. I feel like I'm missing out when I see your pictures and hear your enthusiasm.

Growing up, a friend had a train set, and I designed and built model (cardboard & paper) skyscrapers for it, and we turned a regular train set town into a major city. The tracks were eventually removed, and an elevated freeway eventually stood there instead. We didn't care about the tracks & trains. However, I do think trains & tracks are cool. Because of the model buildings mainly, I have the most extensive train set catalog (Wathers) available, and I've almost bought a "Train Simulator" PC game before. I also like the movie "Unstoppable" and own it. So, maybe I'm into trains & track more than I think... :)
"Crossroads Village" down the street from "Aksarben Village?" Does "Crossroads" have any meaning to people 20 and under? "Dodge At 72nd" is a type name I like better, drawing from the excitement of the iconic, special Omaha intersection. My $.02.

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Postby Coyote » Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:33 pm

Sometimes its not a bug. My Great Grandfather and his brothers moved to Omaha in 1892 to work for Union Pacific. My Great Uncle was one of the first engineers to drive the Diesel engines, so some people around here just have it in their blood.
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Re: Jobbers Canyon Architectural Rendering

Postby MTO » Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:17 pm

Coyote wrote:Sometimes its not a bug. My Great Grandfather and his brothers moved to Omaha in 1892 to work for Union Pacific. My Great Uncle was one of the first engineers to drive the Diesel engines, so some people around here just have it in their blood.


I've watched just about every episode of heck on Wheels those guys had to be some tough s.o.b.s back in those days.
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Re: Jobbers Canyon Architectural Rendering

Postby RockHarbor » Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:23 pm

"...just have it in their blood."

You're right, I didn't even think of that, Coyote! Of course, I know UP is big in Omaha, and has a headquarters here, but nobody in my life has really ever worked for UP (surprisingly), no family history of mine involves the railroad (as far as I know), and I didn't even think of some of you working in that field. You're right...it is not just a "bug" sometimes -- especially around here. Sometimes, I need to slow-down & stop & think more.
"Crossroads Village" down the street from "Aksarben Village?" Does "Crossroads" have any meaning to people 20 and under? "Dodge At 72nd" is a type name I like better, drawing from the excitement of the iconic, special Omaha intersection. My $.02.

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Re: Jobbers Canyon Architectural Rendering

Postby GetUrban » Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:17 am

Here are some more photos I found on the Durham site of the 11th street viaduct...still venturing off the Jobbers topic a bit, oh well.

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View from the viaduct looking northeast.
He said "They are some big, ugly red brick buildings"
...and then they were gone.

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Re: Jobbers Canyon Architectural Rendering

Postby daveoma » Sun Apr 24, 2016 3:45 pm

Wow! So Leavenworth street used to be a rail yard?

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Re: Jobbers Canyon Architectural Rendering

Postby Brad » Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:39 pm

daveoma wrote:Wow! So Leavenworth street used to be a rail yard?


You could hang a left on 12th, but that's basically where it ended.
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11th St Viaduct

Postby Coyote » Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:53 pm

Just posted on Forgotten Omaha...
The 10 St Viaduct in front of the Burlington, making Mason St look like a thoroughfare

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