KC firms to build Omaha's $22 million Missouri River bike/ped bridge

According to a Wall Street Journal article:
Missouri River bike/ped bridge near Omaha

Construction could begin this fall on the 200-foot-tall twin spires to suspend the long-delayed pedestrian bridge over the Missouri River.

More than nine years after the idea first surfaced, six years after federal funding was secured and two years after the original plan collapsed due to finances, Mayor Mike Fahey selected a team to build the 3,000-foot span.

"It has been a long journey with its share of advancements and setbacks to get to this point," Fahey said in making his selection from among the three proposals.

The $22 million span will connect nearly 150 miles of bike and pedestrian paths that stretch from south of Blair through Council Bluffs and Iowa to the Missouri border.
A related article in the Daily Nonpareil here.

This map shows how Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska trail systems could one day interlink:
Quad-State Map--click for full-sized version