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At hearing . . . on closing the Ak-Sar-Ben Bridge and its right-of-way are City Atty. Hugh Finerty and Asst. Iowa Atty. Gen. Robert Lego.--Nonpareil Photo.

The arched wooden footbridge sretching over Carter Lake provices an ideal resting spot for fishermne's poles on a nippy fall day. The men were pulling in a number of fish with hardly any effort. The roar of jets from nearby Eppley Airfield didn't…

The 118-acre Carter Lake provides fishing and recreational opportunities--and a scenic backdrop--for Carter Lake and area residents. Paved walkways and wooden bridges facilitate pedestrian traffic around the lake which was formed as an ox-bow of the…

The fallen giant . . . was being cut up for scrap shortly after the blast by workmen for Allied Structural Steel of Hammond, Ind. The sight caused a minor traffic jam on the I-480 bridge as motorists stopped to take a look.

The submerged bridge . . . began trapping ice chunks floating down the Missouri River. Demolition of the bridge's piers is expected to begin after Christmas.

This pix was taken before 1913, perhaps near the turn of the century, said Mrs. Wilson. John F. Allen, tollmaster.

Ak-Bridge scene . . .won't be changing much in the next few months as decisions are made on how to get rid of the last 400-foot long center span. Several plans have been offered. --Nonpareil Photo.

Postcard. Ak-sar-ben Bridge between Nebraska and Council Bluffs, Iowa.


Old and new Missouri River bridges

Ak-Sar-Ben Bridge demolition

Ak-Sar-Ben Bridge

Joe Katelman and Pete Pakey at Ak Bridge

Ak-Sar-Ben buys Douglas Street Bridge. June 20, 1938
Bridge bill offered as compromise. May 3, 1939
Advice from across the river. May 4, 1939
New sign identifies city. May 26, 1939
100,000 witness bridge dedication. September 25, 1947

The Douglas street bridge, which Council Bluffs voters refused to purchase for $2,500,000 last Nov. 6 was sold by the tram and bridge companies Monday to the Ak-Sar-Ben organization in Omaha for $2,350.00. Tram company officials made the deal with…

All but gone. The bare bones of the last remaining span of Ak-San-Ben Bridge, which for 79 years served motorists between Council Bluffs and Omaha, were scheduled to be blasted into oblivion Saturday afternoon by experts subcontracted to Allied…

All but gone . . . is the section of bridge from the Iowa side, out to the first pier in the Missouri River. These large barges will be used in the salvage work. The pier will be saved to serve as a foundation for a proposed two-story office building…

Whispering willows . . . in the shadow of the Ak-Sar-Ben Bridge set a relaxed mood for the 78-year-old span, the home of many generations of pigeons. --Nonpareil Photo.

Before reopening . . . of Ak-Sar-Ben Bridge, Mayor Joseph Katelman and Manager Pete Pakey view barrel barricades at Douglas Street approach to the old span. At left, autos climb the Interstate-480 Bridge ramp. -- Nonpareil Photo.

Beebeetown Bridge
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