In 1909 Historian George Fitch wrote, “The Missouri River is harder to suit in the matter of beds than a traveling man. Time after time it has gotten out of its bed in the middle of the night with no apparent provocation and has hunted up a new bed. It goes traveling sidewise, rearranges geography and dabbles in real estate.”
The penchant of the Missouri River to move seemingly whenever and wherever it feels like, without regard to the consequences, is evident in the story of the Decatur Bridge that spans the river midway between Omaha and Sioux City.
By Terry Turner
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