The New Bridge opened at 9:30 am on Friday, May 28, 2010,
The videos below are of the contruction process
The project consisted of the replacement of the existing two-lane South Omaha Veterans Memorial Bridge with a new four-lane bridge over the Missouri River and included the reconstruction of US Highway 275 from just east of 16th Street in Omaha to just west of 36th Street in Council Bluffs.
The project also included the reconstruction of 13th Street in Omaha from south of “O” Street to just south of “J” Street.
The new bridge is 4,300 feet long and 87’-8" wide, and provides a safe and efficient crossing of the Missouri River.
It allows for four 12 foot wide thru lanes and a 4-foot wide raised median, with 10-foot wide shoulders and a 10-foot wide bike trail. The bridge is widened at the 13th Street intersection to provide for dual left turn lanes and a right turn lane.