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Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge to light up blue for autism awareness

Posted at 10:04 AM, Mar 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-29 11:04:18-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — For the second consecutive year, the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge will be lit up blue for autism awareness on April 2, World Autism Awareness Day.

The Munroe-Meyer Institute at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, is partnering with Autism Action partnership in the cross-state event. Shortly after 7 p.m. on Tuesday, the bridge will light up blue to kick off World Autism Month.

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert and Council Bluffs Mayor Matt Walsh will both take part in the event.

The bridge will be one of a number of regional, national, and international landmarks that will be lit up on the 2nd. In Omaha, the Zoo's Desert Dome, Woodmen Tower, the Hope Tower, and the walkways at 42nd and Farnam Street at UNMC will also get lit up blue to mark the day.