State’s Northwest Corner Gets New Bridge Across Missouri River

Photo courtesy of Creative Commons
Photo courtesy of Creative Commons

The lieutenant governor, the state highway commissioner and the local state senator were among the first to take a spin across a new bridge across the Missouri River from Southeast Nebraska into Northwest Missouri on U.S. 159. There was plenty of room on the new crossing, which replaces one built in 1939. The notoriously narrow bridge had a low safety rating and often was blamed for lost rear-view mirrors on school buses and trucks.

It took about six years, a letter-writing campaign and lobbying by a local coalition to gain support for the new bridge, which connects Falls City and Rulo to Interstate 29 and provides important access to Southeast Nebraska for visitors from Northwest Missouri.

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