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Haymarket Pedestrian Bridge


Haymarket Pedestrian Bridge

View from the west

Photo taken by Roger Deschner in May 2016

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)


BH Photo #354047


Street View 


New, iconic pedestrian bridge carries fans across active BNSF railyard to University of Nebraska's Pinnacle Bank Arena. L-I-N-C-O-L-N is spelled out in large letters on the bridge. "The 18 foot-tall letters appear on the sides and top of the bridge. Associated with each letter is a corresponding value or principle. DI [Dimensional Innovations] used quotes from Nebraskans – famous, historic or living – to celebrate the city’s rich cultural history. For instance, the letter “i” in Lincoln has a quote associated with integrity." - American City & County


Concrete stringer bridge over BNSF railroad yard on pedestrian walkway
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska
Open to pedestrians
Opened December 2014
- Dimensional Innovations of Shawnee Mission, Kansas
- Hawkins Construction Co. of Omaha, Nebraska
Post-tensioned concrete beam, with benches molded into railings, and large letters attached.
Total length: 611.0 ft.
Also called
Pinnacle Bank Arena Bridge
Lincoln Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.82006, -96.71258   (decimal degrees)
40°49'12" N, 96°42'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/692905/4521300 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 72317 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 24, 2016: Updated by Roger Deschner: Added bridge, with photo and street view



Haymarket Pedestrian Bridge
Posted May 25, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

...And before somebody starts a campaign to get me fired, I'm only talking about the bridge! I've never been to Lincoln, but I'm sure it's a nice city.

Haymarket Pedestrian Bridge
Posted May 25, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Could have saved some $$$ and just spelled U G L Y

Haymarket Pedestrian Bridge
Posted May 25, 2016, by Nathan Holth (nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Yes. This bridge is most certainly iconic. How many other cities can claim to have spelled out their name on box culverts placed on top of an AASHTO girder bridge?