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The Dodge Street Overpass: A Key Link in our Transportation System

24 Mar
Dodge Street Overpass, Omaha Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission

Dodge Street Overpass, Omaha Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission

Omaha’s historic Dodge Street Overpass turns 50 years old in 2018. To celebrate this milestone, the Dundee-Memorial Park Association is raising funds to have the bridge sandblasted and repainted to maintain its integrity.

We strongly support efforts to raise funds to maintain a key element of our transportation infrastructure. Especially since this award-winning and iconic bridge is at the heart of our urban core, connecting two public natural parks and recreation areas, and allowing a safe crossing along the active transportation corridor along Happy Hollow Blvd.

The Dodge Street Overpass enables hundreds of children and adults to safely walk or bicycle to school or work on a daily basis, connecting trails along Elmwood and Memorial Parks that enable people to walk or bike to the University of Nebraska at Omaha, St. Margaret Mary, Brownell-Talbot, Dundee, Aksarben, and many points beyond. Continue reading