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World's Most Spectacular Pedestrian Bridges

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Elaine Conner (Connermajik)

Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, Omaha, NE, to Council Bluffs, IA

The first purpose-built pedestrian bridge to link two states extends for 3,000 feet over the bucolic Missouri and traces a gentle S-curve around its two supporting towers—a plaque marks the spot where you can have one foot in Nebraska and the other in Iowa. Opened in 2008 and illuminated at night, the bridge has become a teen hangout and has energized the waterfronts of two cities that haven't always been so hospitable to pedestrians.

On the Waterfront: On the Omaha side, the bridge syncs up with a riverfront trail, part of a 1990s redevelopment.

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