Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Beautiful Bridge

One of my favorite authors is running a "Beautiful Bridges and Special Kisses" promotion to celebrate the release of her newest book.

Since I can't think of many special kisses (although the one during our wedding ceremony and first kisses to each of my babies are great memories), I thought I would join in the fun by sharing a little bit about one of my favorite bridges, the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge.
The bridge was completed shortly after we moved to Omaha and quickly became a highlight.  It is the largest footbridge to connect two states (Nebraska and Iowa).  Instead of just being a way to get from downtown Omaha across the river to Council Bluffs, it is a piece of visual art with sweeping S-curves and a lovely view of the Missouri River as well as the Omaha riverfront.  It's one of few places where you can be standing in two states at one time.  We've visited several times and made the 1/2 mile or so trip from one side to the other.  It's a great way to spend a couple of hours on a beautiful day.
A couple years ago we got a different perspective of the bridge as we sailed underneath on a riverboat cruise.
It doesn't matter if you're looking from above or below, daytime or nighttime (the cables are lit with fiber optics), this is one of the most beautiful bridges I've seen.

3 comments:

pol said...

Hi Amy, thanks for stopping by my blog, I enjoyed yours -your bridge is so beautiful thanks for sharing. I like all the treats on your blog too...good luck with all the kiddos at your little schoolroom...

Paula O9Paula's Thoughts)

Jennifer Smith said...

Wow! Love it! :) Thanks for sharing, Amy.

Tori said...

How fun! I would love to have a bridge like that nearby to take walks on. :)