The public is invited to join Mayor Chris Beutler for the dedication of the new Bison Trail Bridge at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 30. The ceremony will take place at the site of the new bridge, located on the Bison Trail just west of the intersection of Highway 77 and West Van Dorn Street.
The new bridge replaces the old West Van Dorn Bridge that was closed about three years ago for safety reasons. The project included removing the old concrete bridge and replacing it with a 143-foot long, 12-feet wide steel truss bridge.
The total project cost was $439,100. To help fund the project, the City received a $250,000 Recreational Trails Program Grant administered by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and a $50,000 donation from the Great Plains Trails Network. The rest was covered by Parks and Recreation capital improvement funds.
The public is encouraged to ride their bicycles to the dedication ceremony because of limited parking. Some parking is available at the First Street and Park Boulevard trailhead to the Bison and Salt Creek Levee Trails; Pioneers Park; and along West Prospector Street west of Folsom Street.
For more information on Parks and Recreation programs and activities, visit parks.lincoln.ne.gov.