Mormon Bridge From the Air

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    How lucky is this for a Bridge Nut? As our plane took off from the airport, Eppley Airfield, we flew right over the Mormon Bridge, north of Omaha, Nebraska. Additional Bridge Photos and a Bridge Blog at

    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)

    _ Night Flier _, tsurgeon626, and 1 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. James Duckworth 89 months ago | reply

      Nice capture! Great perspective.

      Seen in a darckr gallery of your pics (mine, ?).

    2. Johnnyporvoo 89 months ago | reply

      Well captured...

    3. bridgink 89 months ago | reply

      Pretty lucky Thad! I've gotten a few good shots while landing, but they always seem to climb too fast for me to get a good bridge picture on take-off. Keep getting those window seats.

    4. Not So Nice Duck 71 months ago | reply

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

    5. RUAN INK 28 months ago | reply

      Great Shot but, does anyone know if on the Iowa side is there an area where the river had made a large pond that us kids use to swim in ? I grew up just blocks from here on the Nebraska side.

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