Public Art OmahaAboutGet InvolvedPublic ArtArtistsGalleries/MuseumsLinksContact
 

Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge

Photo Credits:  Mark McCabe © 2008
Finished in 2008

by: HNTB Corporation
Medium: Concrete
Dimensions: Length: 3,000 ft. with landings; Width: walkway is 15 ft. wide; Two single pylons rise 210 ft.
Owner: City of Omaha

Location

Omaha-Council Bluffs Bridge
705 Riverfront Drive

Description

Pedestrian bridge

Additional Information

A visual marvel with a curvilinear design and a pair of LED-equipped pylons that pierce the skyline, the pedestrian bridge spans the Missouri River and connects Omaha, Neb., with Council Bluffs, Iowa. Built to enhance its natural surroundings, the design team incorporated specific protections for migratory birds and incorporated interactive sculptures that educate users about endangered Missouri River species. Already exceeding usage projections by significant margins, the bridge is a signature landmark for the community and has become more than a means to a destination – it’s a destination in and of itself. The longest pedestrian bridge to link two states.