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Nebraska 2 closed to truck traffic at Nebraska City bridge
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Nebraska 2 closed to truck traffic at Nebraska City bridge

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The Nebraska Department of Transportation has closed the Missouri River bridge at Nebraska City to truck traffic as scheduled work on the bridge continues.

This time, it's not a flood that's forcing truck traffic to go out of its way just to cross the Missouri River.

While crews worked on the Missouri River bridge at Nebraska City, officials on Monday shut down access to commercial and heavy trucks, effective immediately.

A news release from the Nebraska Department of Transportation said the decision was made "out of an abundance of caution for the traveling public." Vehicle traffic is moving normally in the area. 

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Trucks will be directed to detour routes. The closest Missouri River bridges to Nebraska City are Brownville (U.S. 136) to the south and La Platte (U.S. 34) to the north, the latter of which will increase truck traffic on U.S. 75 through Auburn.

When flooding closed the Missouri River bridge in 2019, traffic through Auburn on the highway was a major headache.

Portions of U.S. 75 north of Nebraska City are under construction.

The bridge restrictions on truck traffic are expected to extend for at least a month as work on the bridge continues.

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Reach the writer at 402-473-2657 or nmcconnell@journalstar.com.

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A Lincoln native, Nick McConnell joined the Journal Star in 2019, covering breaking news and general assignment stories.

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