Tuesday, September 16, 2008
The pedestrian bridge over the Missouri is open. A friend sent this photo from the official bridge lighting about a week ago. The fireworks are going off on the Iowa side. My old office (and, yes, I still miss it) is in a building spitting distance from the bridge on the Nebraska bank of the river. If you click on the photo to enlarge it you can see the National Park Service Midwest Regional Office hiding behind the bridge tower. I'm told there's some landscaping to be completed as well as cleaning up things like the construction pier that's still in place on the Iowa side, but after almost two years of construction the project is essentially done.