This is a historic week for the community of Niobrara. Tuesday morning, at 9:30 a.m., the Nebraska Department of Transportation hosted a bridge opening ceremony at the west end of the new Mormon Canal Bridge, which was attended by Governor Pete Ricketts. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 4 and 5, Niobrara will be celebrating the opening of the new permanent bridge over the Mormon canal and repairs to the Niobrara River Bridge with a "Bridge Days" celebration.