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Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, Omaha

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Must see · Bridge · Tourist Spot
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge stretches 910 m (3,000 ft) across the Missouri River and features a 4.6 m (15 ft) wide walkway, two 61 m (200 ft) towers, and programmable lights with different colors. Standing 16 m (52 ft) above the river, the bridge offers a new perspective for photography and boat-watching, as well as views of Omaha's skyline. Take a leisurely walk or cycle along this curvy walkway, and rest on one of the benches. The Iowa side connects you to a large park with fountains. Using our online itinerary creator, Omaha attractions like Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This was a fun little adventure for our group. The views of the Missouri River were wonderful! The design of the bridge is unique which makes it more of a must see. It’s fun to see the line where...  more »
  • Nice and maintained well. Offers views of city, river and plenty of birds to watch. Easy access with nice areas to sit on the Iowa side. Plaques along the way give area information.  more »
  • This is a beautiful bridge that you can walk/bike from Omaha to Council Bluffs. Along the way there is cool information about the Missouri River, the bridge itself and other interesting facts. On the Council Bluffs side, they have an open theater (I have yet to be to a show there, but it looks cool) and a fun kid park. On the Omaha side, there is more to walk around to see and do as you are in the downtown area. Right near the Bridge there is a fun water fountain that little ones can run through. Take a short walk along the riverfront and you can find shopping and restaurants. This is an enjoyable and FREE thing to do in Omaha, NE.
  • Love taking my children and dogs in the late evening/ night hours. Seems more peaceful and calming. The view of the surrounding city over the river is just gorgeous. Plus the bonus of good healthy exercise and fresh air right before bed does the body good. Know matter how many times my family and I walk it, definitely never gets old and is always worth it.

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