Hi, I’m Bob. I’m a bridge. Well, “bridge” doesn’t really capture my mystique. So this is my opportunity to tell you a little (a lot—I’m going to tell you a lot) about me. I like long walks (or bike rides), get along great with four-legged (and two-winged) animals and possess what most folks call the “bob-factor.” Mostly, I spend my days hanging around waiting to meet new and exciting friends that will one day make me the hot, new viral sensation. I have dreams. I’m going to be the most famous Bob ever built. Currently, I am Omaha’s most eligible bachelor. Why, you ask? Because I’m the hottest thing on two towers.
My full name is Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, but my friends call me Bob. At first glance, I’m a pedestrian bridge welcoming everyone on foot, paw and wheel. An outdoor enthusiast’s dream come true, and a Fitbit user’s path to a successful 10,000 steps. Fun fact: run, walk, crawl or roll over me, and you just completed a .9k! Yep, you don’t have to be IN shape…you just have to be A shape. I’m truly an equal opportunist.
Above all things, I’m a 3,000-foot magic trick—majestically floating over water by mere cables, which allow me to softly sway over the Missouri River. No joke, you can actually feel me floating in the wind while you walk over water. Sure, I’ve got two 210-foot-tall towers that keep me grounded, but seriously, I’m all MAGIC!
The magic continues when you reach the middle and “POOF,” you’re standing in two states at the same time. Striking a pose and taking a pic while standing in two states at once is called “Bobbing,” yeah...it's a thing. Seriously, get in on the strike-snap-share movement because all it will take is one Bobbing selfie from Taylor Swift and the lines will become outrageous!
Holding up the Tower of Pisa. Kissing the Blarney Stone. Going Bobbing. All selfie-bucket-listers, and sharing is caring, my friends. Tag your best Bobbing pics with #ItHappensOnBob. It’s a great way for me to remember our special time together.
Consider this an open invitation to visit me and stay a while. I offer a wide variety of entertainment. Near CenturyLink Center Omaha and the Old Market Entertainment District, I consider my location action-adjacent. I’m usually a pregame hot spot for sporting events, major concerts (ahem…I love you, T-Swifty) and the typical romantic evening. The fellas love me because I’m a cheap date (don’t worry ladies, I’ll literally have you floating on air).
Runners enjoy giving me a great massage, and it’s my favorite way to relax. No matter the speed, a nice, consistent pace really makes me purr. What helps is that I connect 150 miles of trails, so all roads lead back to me—no matter how far apart we are. Most folks work up a big appetite from all the running/walking/biking/Bobbing, but my magic continues to dazzle them when they find more than 80 restaurants close by in the surrounding downtown area. I’ve seen everything from gourmet sandwiches with baked kettle chips to massive burgers and crispy fries—seriously, grab the food to go and have a picnic in my amphitheater. We can sit there and enjoy the breeze—I love the way it tickles my extension cables.
I’ve got to be honest, folks tend to go on and on about my curves—they’re attractive and give visitors several great views of the Omaha skyline. You know the Three Sisters in Pittsburgh? Yeah, they dig me, and I dig their suspensions. C’mon, I’m a young bachelor, so now is the time for me to play the field. I’m a ladies’ bridge.
Not to toot my own horn, but I’m also great with babies and animals. Parents love an adorable Bobbing baby pic—two of the cutest things in the world in one photo. I’m always making new four-legged friends, thanks to plenty of space for walking, sniffing and networking. In fact, I’ve made so many friends in my years that it’s easier to keep in touch via social media. Find me on Twitter and Instagram with @BobTBridge. I saw how well it was working for Bieber and the Kardashians so I figured, “what the heck?” A talking bridge should attract a bigger audience than them, right? Have you already connected with me? It’s okay, keep reading, there’s plenty of time for that. My vlog (video blog for those of you not in the know) is also a great way to check me out. I’ve included a few above for your viewing pleasure.
So, that’s me in a nutshell. I’d love for this to be a two-way friendship, and we could get more acquainted. Check me out at bobthebridge.com, and let’s get connected.Need more time outside? Explore Omaha outdoors.