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US-27/N-92 bridge reopens 139 days after flood damage

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Posted at 12:12 PM, Jul 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-31 14:48:58-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Due to flood damages people have had to adjust when it comes to their route in and out of the Metro. Today the Nebraska Department of Transportation says a bridge just west of the West Center Bridge over the Elkhorn River has reopened after being closed for months.

They say the $3.5 million project along US-275/N-92 was completed and will require flagging operations to continue for up to three weeks.

This is what the bridge looked like after/during the flood:

You can read their full release below:

The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) announces

US-275/N-92 west of the Elkhorn River is scheduled to reopen today Wednesday, July 31, with flagging
operations to continue during daylight hours for up to three weeks, according to NDOT District Two
Engineer, Tim Weander.

Since March 15, 2019, US-275/N-92 has had both lanes closed as a result of significant flood damage to
the bridge. The original structure was 80 feet long with a single span. As a result of flood damage, the
new structure is a 210-foot long, 3-span bridge.

Constructors, Inc. is the contractor on this project.

· Date of Contract – 03-29-2019

· Total Days Closed – 139 days

· Cost of Repairs – $3.5 million

· Nature of Repairs – complete reconstruction of the bridge structure and pavement

The NDOT thanks all involved for their partnership, effort, and dedication on completing repairs in an
expedited time period.

To view updates on progress of repairs to State highways and bridges visit:
https://dot.nebraska.gov/news-media/nebraska-flood-2019/. [dot.nebraska.gov]