A number of Union Pacific projects are designed to improve operations in Iowa and Nebraska and strengthen its ties with Illinois. The Class I seeks to purchase land in Clinton, Iowa, so that it can build a $400 million bridge over the Mississippi River to reduce freight congestion. UP also plans to invest almost $7 million for infrastructure upgrades in Nebraska between North Bend and Grand Island. Meanwhile, the Class I made a donation to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield, Ill.
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