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Three Years Of Work...and $7.2 million went into this Interstate Highway passage Missouri River, seen here looking eastward.. Arrows indicate the traffic flow. Westbound vehicles will use the northern lanes of 480 bridge, exiting on dodge Street. …

aerial view of two bridges over Missouri River; some snow cover on the ground; looking from the Iowa side

aerial view of Missouri River, with two bridges; looking from the Omaha side, with rail yard in foreground, between the bridges

These numbers...on supports underneath the I-480 bridge don't show the depth of the Missouri River.

Like a double image the Interstate 680 bridge across the Missouri on Interstate 680 is rising to match its older twin, the Mormon Bridge at left. The center section of the span is being fabricated aboard a barge on the river and will be hoisted as a…

Bridge, Spring Street (I-80)
Across Missouri River between C.B. and Omaha
Earlier items in 'Bridge Sites" file

Symbolic Linking...of the two states is performed by Nebraska Gov. J.J. Exon, William Gray, chairman of the Iowa Highway Commission, and Council Bluffs Mayor Joseph B. Katelman.

photo of Spring Street bridge of I-80, looking west

With five of the 11 piers for the new Interstate 80 Highway completed, and work on the other six piers well along in varying stages, crews for the Jensen Construction Co. of Des Moines have lost no time from weather this past year. Looking toward…

Big Bend Dam
last of large Pick-Sloan Dam on main stem of Mo. River
Near Fort Thompson, S.D.

aerial photo of Big Bend Dam on Missouri River, near Fort Thompson, SD.
On back of photo: stamp from US Army Corps of Engineers Photo # BBD 4496
Major construction is drawing to a close on the last of the six large dams built by the Army…

Big Bend Dam, last of the six main stem Missouri River dams authorized by the Pick-Sloan Plan will be dedicated Sept. 15, although final work on the dam will not be completed until next year. The $103 million dam, with its 538,000 kilowatt electric…

aerial photo of Big Bend Dam on Missouri River, near Fort Thompson, SD

Painting of a boat crossing Missouri River.

1-Simons Print - 1st temp bridge  between C.B. and Omaha.tif
Consists of drawings made by Simons during railroad survey projects in Iowa and Nebraska beginning in 1853.

First temporary bridge between Council Bluffs and Omaha and the first train of cars crossing, Winter 1867.

Weathered and eroded by the timeless waters of the Missouri River, these old boat pilings south of the Union Pacific railroad bridge, patiently stand guard on the muddy beach waiting the onslaught of the spring thaw. Only the occasional clunk of ice…

The Merriwether Lewis dredges silt from the Missouri River channel south of Council Bluffs while three young shoreline "superintendents" scrutinize the operation. They are Debby, Ricky and Mark Orent, ages 6, 8 and 10, whose home is near the…

Missouri River M577c.tif
Aerial view of the Council Bluffs side of the Missouri River showing levee.

Missouri River M577a.tif
Photograph of the Missouri River at Narrows.

Bridges U556zl.tif
Photograph of of Union Pacific bridge
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