LORTON – The Lorton Lounge confirmed the new Highway 128 bridge east of town opened Friday after seven months of construction.
K-2 Real Estate Development opened the bridge around 3 p.m.
Bill Jasa of the Nebraska Department of Roads said the new structure is an improvement for drivers. It improves site distance and replaces a truss bridge that had been hit several times by tall vehicles.
Jasa said some shoulder work, guardrails and some grading is still ahead.
The Highway 67 bridge west of town still has one-way traffic during construction.
Crews are also paving old Highway 2 between Nebraska City and Dunbar with asphalt.