Monday, June 26, 2006

MO River Pedestrian Bridge

Thanks, Tim - for passing this info along.

There is a group raising money from private donations to close the gap between expected costs and the money on hand now. I guess Kiewit Foundation just put up $1 million. If anyone is interested in making a donation, the group mentioned in the article I read is:

Back to the River, Inc., P.O. Box 3802, Omaha, NE 68103-0802.

This is no endorsement of this particular group or its credentials, more of an endorsement of the idea of the bridge, and perhaps of the need to support it. The article says this group is a nonprofit organization. There may also be other groups besides this one raising money for the cause.

I think the Bridge will be great -- a link between the fine Iowa Trails and the Omaha trail network, foot and bike access to and from the Old Market, the casinos, the Qwest Center, and the Riverfront. Groups have been pushing for a foot bridge ever since the Aksarben Bridge was torn down in the 60s. But to no avail until now -- we hope.


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