The new Veteran’s Memorial Bridge that connects south Omaha and Council Bluffs is officially open. Both Governors’ Chet Culver from Iowa and Dave Heineman from Nebraska attended this milestone today. Gov. Culver this new span will benefit both states.
“It is not only a memorial to those that have worn the uniform but truly an investment in the future of Iowa and Nebraska.”
Gov. Culver stated this bridge is a huge connector between the two states for economic purposes.
“This bridge will encourage commerce between Council Bluffs and Omaha and help strengthen this region’s economy.”
Governor Dave Heineman stated Friday that it is an appropriate day to celebrate the opening of this new bridge.
“The reopening of the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge is an exciting way to start Memorial Day weekend.”
Governor Heineman stated this new four-lane bridge is a huge improvement from the old span that was built in the 1930’s.
“Replacing the original two lane bridge with a four-lane bridge is an important and significant improvement.”
The $90 million dollar also has a 10 foot walking and biking path. Trees and shrubs will also be planted across the five mile stretch.