A new pedestrian bridge will span the Missouri River. Chosen from several proposals, this design by a Kansas City architect will link Council Bluffs and Omaha with a winding 200-foot-long S-shaped span that runs from the levee in Council Bluffs to the Omaha riverfront.

Omaha mayor Mike Fahey says they’ll start building it before the end of the year. Fahey says it has been a long journey with its share of advancements and setbacks to get to this point. But thanks to the vision, dedication and perseverance of every body involved, we are now closer than ever to building what will be the centerpiece for our Riverfront Development, and an all-inspiring gateway to our two cities.”

The price limit for the bridge was 22-Million dollars, and there’s 17-Million in government money to do it. The rest of the cost will be paid with money that’s raised privately. The bridge should be complete in late 2008.