As a result of a chance conversation yesterday with a friendly local couple, we have discovered that the bridge we were planning to use to cross the Missouri river between Nebraska and Iowa was unfortunately washed away in a flood earlier this summer.
Well it could have been worse. Imagine if we had run all the way to the river bank before finding out. We now have to make a detour up to Omaha City and use the bridge there. This adds about 45 miles on to our journey, but never mind- who ever said that running across America would be easy?
ps I admit that "never mind" wasn't actually what we first thought on hearing this.