Omaha, Nebraska: OMAR the Bridge Troll

OMAR stands for Omaha Metro Area River. He's a kid-friendly troll, sculpted by Omaha artist John Lajba in 2019.

Lewis and Clark Landing

Address:
705 Riverfront Drive, Omaha, NE
Directions:
Lewis and Clark Landing. From downtown drive east on Douglas St. until it ends at S. 8th St. Turn left, then immediately turn right onto Dodge St., which becomes Riverfront Drive. Pass the Visitor Center on the right, then turn right into the small parking lot. Follow the walking trail to the base of the bridge.
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Omar the Bridge Troll

The kids loved the bridge and the fact that they could walk to Iowa on it! We stopped at the line on the bridge and put one foot in Iowa and one foot in Nebraska for a photo opportunity...!

[Joe Teeples, 12/29/2020]

Troll under the bridge.

OMAR The Bridge Troll

A pedestrian bridge that goes over the Missouri River between Iowa and Nebraska hangs above OMAR.

[Jon Morgan, 01/18/2020]

Trolls, at least in fairy tales, traditionally like to hang out beneath bridges.

Omar boulder and troll.

Troll Under Pedestrian Bridge

Large Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, with a bridge troll under it named Omar. There are lots of displays on the bridge that have QR codes and lead to interactive stories. The best part about the bridge is that there's a line in the middle that separates Iowa and Nebraska. Great for photo ops, and you can literally walk to another state!

[Bianca Giron, 11/21/2019]

Troll under the bridge.

OMAR the Bridge Troll

OMAR the Troll was recently given a home under the Bob Kerry walking bridge on the Missouri River waterfront at Lewis and Clark Landing. Every self-respecting bridge needs a troll, and "Bob the Bridge" is now happy.

[Roy Luker, 10/17/2019]

OMAR stands for Omaha Metro Area River. He was sculpted by Omaha artist John Lajba.


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