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I80 Missouri River Bridge


Interstate 80 Missouri River Bridge

Interstate 80 Missouri River Bridge

Photo taken by Brad J Williams in October 2009

BH Photo #150664


Bridge over Missouri River on Interstate 80
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, and Pottawattamie County, Iowa
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Second span currently being added. Extisintg bridge will be refurbished after new span opens. eventually current span will carry all east bound traffic, new span will be for west bound traffic.
Length of largest span: 424.9 ft.
Total length: 2,465.0 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Deck width: 80.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.23160, -95.91084   (decimal degrees)
41°13'54" N, 95°54'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/256038/4568553 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Omaha South
Inventory numbers
IA 45082 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 43758 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 28, 2013: Updated by Brent Tindall: Fixed a few minor typos
  • July 17, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "I-80"
  • December 13, 2009: Added by Brad J Williams



Interstate 80 Missouri River Bridge
Posted June 14, 2010, by Anonymous

There is an amazing pair of bridges upstream, the Mormon Bridges. There is also a new marvel, the new South Omaha Bridge downstream. Further downstream is the Bellevue Toll Bridge, a personal favorite of mine because it crosses over a park and you can get amazing pictures of it. It just has a natural shine to the camera.

However this bridge, and it's twin sister the I-480 bridge bring nothing to the table. While I love driving over them (because they really are the easy way to get to Iowa) I am afraid they will crack my lens. :)

Interstate 80 Missouri River Bridge
Posted June 13, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)


Agreed. Over on HistoricBridges.org we have a 1970 cap on bridges, to make sure things like this stay off the website.

By the way, if someone has enough money to take a chopper up and shoot aerial photos, why wouldn't they pick a more tasteful bridge? The aerial photo concept is nice (and beyond my personal budget), but I would just prefer coverage of bridges with beauty and history.

Interstate 80 Missouri River Bridge
Posted June 13, 2010, by J.P.

this bridge insults my eyes.

Interstate 80 Missouri River Bridge
Posted June 13, 2010, by Anonymous

Didn't know this site covered the UCEB... Must be more free advertising for Brad Williams...