Bob the Bridge

Nelo Hotsuma - Bob Kerrey Bridge

Nelo Hotsuma - Bob Kerrey Bridge

Bob the Bridge

Bob the Bridge, or as it is more formally known, the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Omaha, as well as one of the most popular social gathering spots in Omaha in general. This cable-stayed footbridge connects Iowa and Nebraska above the Missouri River, the first bridge of it's kind to do this! Measuring 3,000' from Council Bluffs Iowa to Omaha Nebraska, this is a truly one of a kind architectural feature!

The Bob Kerrey Bridge was named after the Nebraska Senator who funded the project in 2006, the bridge fully complete in 2008. On the Omaha side of things, you will find yourself in northern downtown after trekking the S curved, modern walkway, with a 3-acre plaza right at the end! This plaza features a gorgeous lighted fountain and visitor center, as well as direct-access pathways to several of the cities most popular attractions downtown.

Between both sides (in Council Bluffs and Omaha) there are 150 miles of nature trails to explore, making this quite possibly the most popular walking hub of the entire area. Be sure to read the plaques stationed over the point of the state line while walking, the spot allowing you to have one foot in Nebraska and the other in Iowa.


Tip** Try to visit the bridge at night when the colored lights brighten the bridge and romantic/scenic walks are had by many.


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