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Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge

705 Riverfront Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68102 USA

Free
Free to Visit
Open Now
Sat 12a-11:59p
  • Independent
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    not Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Outdoor
    Seating
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“The longest state spanning pedestrian bridge”

The longest pedestrian bridge to link two states, providing safe crossing from Omaha to Council Bluffs over the Missouri River for walking and biking enthusiasts, connecting to 150 miles of trails on each side. The Cable Stay bridge is 3,000 ft long, including the landings; the walkway is 15 ft wide, and allow visitors to stand about 60 ft above the river. Lights outline the deck, cables and pylons at night, a spectacular sight! On the Nebraska side, enjoy the 3-acre Omaha Plaza with an interactive water jet fountain, Fiber Wave Sculpture, River Critters Environmental Play Area and access to the National Park Service Visitors Center. 

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Reviewed by
mortwill

  • 6 Reviews
  • 7 Helpful
July 26, 2014

Good stop to get out and walk to stretch your legs and take a photo in two states at once. State line for Iowa and Nebraska painted on the bridge!

4 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
rindalee

  • 1 Review
  • 4 Helpful
August 30, 2013

Great photo op on the bridge with a labeled line separating Nebraska and Iowa. Take a picture standing in two states on a bridge over the Missouri River.

4 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
amsule

  • 14 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
August 27, 2015
Rated 4.0

Great for a photo op and to stretch your legs! When it is windy you can feel the bridge sway a little. Very surreal feeling!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Kevin Raines

  • 22 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
September 14, 2020
Rated 5.0

Cool place to stop and walk around. Awesome view off the bridge and walking across state lines is pretty cool. Also on the Iowa side is a firefighters memorial statue that’s really neat. Building was closed due to COVID but bridge and garden are accessible.

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Reviewed by
melissamc23

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
March 13, 2019

March 2019: Enter from the Nebraska side. Parking for the Iowa side is closed due to flooding. Or if you don’t mind a 40 min round trip stroll, it’s not a bad walk. Fortunately it stopped raining just in time for me to stretch my legs. :)

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Reviewed by
NiniBakh

  • 11 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
November 27, 2018
Rated 5.0

I had fun being in 2 states at the same time

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Reviewed by
zibbit

  • 5 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
July 25, 2017
Rated 5.0

We planned this stop mainly to say we had been to Iowa and take the "standing in two states" pic, but the walk along the bridge was beautiful and peaceful. The bridge did sway a bit but it wasn't too noticeable until we stopped to take pictures. The splash pad was a hit with the kids, too.

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Reviewed by
kmaressa55

  • 4 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
June 15, 2017
Rated 4.0

This was the perfect quick stop for my kids. We were able to easily get out of the car, stretch our legs, take a couple of cute photos, and be on our way. Bonus, the small circular area pictured just below the ramp to the bridge has a small splash pad and was a quick way for our kids to cool off on a hot, summer day after the short walk. If we had more time, there are also bikes to rent right next to the splash pad that I would have taken over to Old Market and the Gene Leahy Mall since they're only a hop, skip, and a jump away.

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Reviewed by
TheresaEicher

  • 25 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
August 20, 2016
Rated 4.0

Stretch your legs, beautiful scenery and loads of history! It's a must do stop.

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Reviewed by
AmberSingleton

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 02, 2016
Rated 5.0

Great place to get out, stretch and take photos. We also went into the park service center also and learned about Lewis and Clark.

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Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge

705 Riverfront Drive
Omaha, Nebraska
68102 USA

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  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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