On my Weekly Outdoor Report on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News, we’ll be showing you a neat recreational trail bridge over the Platte River near the metro where you can hike, bike or fish. Take a look at the photo below. Think you know where we are heading?
This would be an ideal location to work off some of that Easter weekend ham or turkey with the family! This recreational trail bridge facility, named the Lied Platte River Trail Bridge, is maintained by our great crew at nearby Platte River State Park. In fact, these nice photos are courtesy of Jordan Swenson and Bill Oligmueller at Platte River State Park. Thanks fellas!
Parking for this ‘cool’ recreational trail bridge is available on both sides of the Platte River. On the south bank, park at the trail head on 328th Street (Located a 1/2 mile south of South Bend). On the north bank, park at the parking lot just off of Hwy. 31 (About 2 miles southeast of Schramm Park SRA). On each side of the river, an approximate 1/3 mile long limestone trail leads to the 1,714-foot-long Lied Platte River Bridge which is actually a converted Rock Island Railroad trestle. There is no fee required to access the bridge. To view a map of it and the area in advance of my TV appearance, click here and then make preparations to hit the trail!
You can see the Weekly Outdoor Report LIVE Thursday at 6 p.m. CST on WOWT 6 during the sportscast with Ross Jernstrom. Don’t forget, if you’re unable to view the live broadcast, video replays of it can be seen after the initial cast at this link. It can also be accessed on Digital Channel 6.2 and Cox Cable Channel 120. Additionally, WOWT 6 runs the outdoor report on Saturdays later in the station’s hour-long 8 a.m. CST newscast. Thanks very much for watching!