Anonymous Donation Will Help Neligh Repair Flood-Damaged Bridge

NELIGH -  A flood-damaged bridge in Neligh referred to as a “bridge to nowhere,” will once again go somewhere – thanks to an anonymous donation of $650,000.  Neligh City Attorney Joe McNally says the bridge by the Old Mill State Historical Site was damaged when the rampaging Elkhorn River left its banks in the spring of 2010.  The anonymous donation is truly anonymous.  McNally says the only contact with the donor has been through a Chicago attorney.  Neligh mayor Jeri Andersen says the bridge is important for the families who live south of town and for those traveling to the tree dump and airport.  McNally says bids will be let soon and the bridge could be open again by August of next year.