Mormon Bridge, Omaha

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    The Mormon Bridge are two truss bridges that cross the Missouri River connecting Pottawattamie County, Iowa with Florence in the north end of Omaha, Nebraska via Interstate 680 (Iowa-Nebraska).

    The first bridge was finished in 1952 after an unsuccessful attempt in 1936 to build a bridge at the same site. It originally connected Nebraska Highway 36 with unsigned Iowa Highway 988. It was originally a toll bridge operated by the North Omaha Bridge Commission with $3,450,000 in bonds. It was officially called the Mormon Pioneer Memorial Bridge but in common usage it has been called the Mormon Bridge and got its name because the Mormon Trail passed nearby. Spencer W. Kimball, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also known as the Mormon Church), was the last to pay the toll on April 21, 1979 when the second bridge to the north of the original bridge was added, and it became part of the Interstate Highway System. (Wikipedia)

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    1. ancientclimber13 78 months ago | reply

      The bridge on the left looks nice against the blue skay...and it is cool it is called the mormon bridge.

    2. Daniel Dunlap 75 months ago | reply

      Very nice. I drive over this everyday.

    3. Not So Nice Duck 72 months ago | reply

      Just thought you might like to know that your photo has been stolen and found on another flickr profile.

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