This article suggests the Plattsmouth toll bridge is still open to traffic.
In 2007, the city of Plattsmouth bought the toll bridge for $1 from the Plattsmouth Bridge Co. and created a commission to operate and maintain it. Built in 1929, the 402-feet-long, cantilevered truss bridge cost about $700,000.
The new bridge obviously will reduce toll revenues, Portis said, but it will also reduce wear and tear on the Plattsmouth bridge, which was refurbished in 2008.
"One fully loaded (semi) truck does as much damage as 2,000 cars," he said, adding that the city would like to see more cars than trucks use the toll bridge.
He thinks semi drivers and farmers hauling grain will use the new U.S. 34 route to avoid stop-and-go traffic through Plattsmouth and save fuel, and that many Plattsmouth and Glenwood, Iowa, residents will still use the old toll bridge because it's an easy way to cross the Missouri River and saves them several miles. The toll for a car is $1.50.
The brand new 4-lane US 34 bridge is now open to traffic, which takes US 34 off the old toll bridge.
You know it is a good bridge when the Google Streetview cars run in tandem...
I'm seeing conflicting reports on whether this bridge is doomed or not. A new four-lane bridge on US 34 is now under construction to the north, with completion set for 2013. But will this bridge be demolished, or kept for local traffic to Plattsmouth? Quite a bit of money was spent rehabilitating this bridge in 2008.