Burt County Missouri River Bridge

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Burt County Missouri River Bridge
Decatur, Nebraska Missouri bridge from DS.JPG
Bridge seen from downstream
Carries Road traffic
Crosses Missouri River
Locale Burt County
History
Construction end 1951
Opened 1955
Statistics
Toll None

Coordinates: 42°00′24.77″N 96°14′31.02″W / 42.0068806°N 96.2419500°W / 42.0068806; -96.2419500

The Burt County Missouri River Bridge is a continuous truss bridge over the Missouri River connecting Burt County, Nebraska and Monona County, Iowa at Decatur, Nebraska.

The bridge connects Nebraska Highway 51 and Iowa Highway 175. Interstate 29 is 7 miles east and Onawa, Iowa 8 miles east of the Missouri River.

The bridge was finished in 1951 and carried the first traffic in 1955 after the US Army Corps of Engineers diverted the river to flow under the bridge. In late 2013, it became toll free under the joint ownership of the states of Nebraska and Iowa; up to that time, it had been one of three toll bridges in Nebraska.[citation needed]

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http://www.omaha.com/article/20131129/NEWS/131128617[permanent dead link]

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