HEARTLAND FLOOD: Highway 275 bridge over Elkhorn River reopens

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ELKHORN, Neb. (WOWT)-- Closed after floodwaters detached it in March, the Highway 275 bridge over the Elkhorn River was re-opened Wednesday after a full reconstruction was completed.

A view of the West Center Road bridge over the Elkhorn River during the March flooding. (Courtesy of Nebraska Department of Transportation)

Both lanes to the bridge, located near the Highway 92 junction, had been closed for 139 days as a result of flood damage. Repairs cost $3.5 million, according to a release from the Nebraska Department of Transportation.

Flagging operations will continue during daylight hours for up to three weeks, NDOT District Two Engineer Tim Weander said in a release.

The original bridge was 80 feet long with a single span; the new structure is 210 feet long with a 3-span bridge, according to NDOT.