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Pedestrian bridge almost completely done

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By: Bill Schammert
bschammert@klkntv.com

The Pinnacle Bank Arena's pedestrian bridge has had its bumps and bruises along the way, but now it's just weeks away from completion.

It's been open to basketball fans and concert goers for more than a month now, but there are still a few finishing touches.

"They're working on pulling in wire, hooking power to everything and installing the fencing on both sides," assistant project manager Caleb Swanson said.

The project was delayed back in April when two girders fell, pushing the timetable back a few months.

The aesthetic process was supposed to be finished before the first concert, but now Swanson estimates it won't be done until the first week of January.

On the inside of each panel that spells out L-I-N-C-O-L-N is an inspirational quote from a native Nebraskan.

"Each panel is inscribed with a certain value or statement that the team felt could be attributed to the people of Lincoln and greater Nebraska," Swanson said.

Soon, all the letters will light up Lincoln's night sky.  They're visible from the east, west and directly above.

Swanson says anyone in a plane flying over the capital city at night will be able to look down and clearly see the pedestrian bridge spell out Lincoln.

"It draws attention to the city and the citizens here, they take pride in Lincoln. It's a bold simple way to make that statement."

Swanson says the 615-foot bridge cost just more than $2.5 million.

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