• Author: Maly Marketing
  • Created: April 9, 2019
  • Updated: August 22, 2019
  • Distance Instructions
  • Distance 1.45 miles
  • Time 0 s
  • Speed 0.0 mph
  • Min altitude 1,027 ft
  • Peak 1,056 ft
  • Climb 79 ft
  • Descent 75 ft

The Platte River Connection is a short, but critical, route that will one day link the vast trail systems of the two most populous Nebraskan cities, Lincoln and Omaha. The trail's centerpiece is the 1,714-foot-long Lied Platte River Bridge, a converted Rock Island Railroad trestle that offers picturesque views of the water.

On the south side of the Platte River, the trail provides a tree-lined entrance to the rural community of South Bend. On the north side of the river, the trail connects to Springfield's MoPac Trail.

Notice of trail closure: As of March 2019, the Leid Bridge is closed to all users due to extensive damage from flooding. Check the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District website for updates.