I-480 Ginger Bridge

I-480 Ginger Bridge

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Originally called the Douglas Street Bridge, the bridge was built by the Omaha and Council Bluffs Street Railway Company in 1888 and was designed to handle street cars. It was a toll bridge. It was replaced in November 1966 with an unnamed I-480 girder bridge (I-480 was to go on and be named the "Gerald R. Ford Freeway" after the native son President). Attempts were made to salvage the bridge as a pedestrian walkway but it was demolished in 1968 although the west pier remains in the river just south of the interstate. #bridge #ginger #nebraska #omaha
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