Fort Kearny park ready for viewing of cranes

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KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) -- Fort Kearny State Historical Park and Recreation Area has made arrangements to help people view the spring migration of sandhill cranes.

The visitor center will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting Saturday and running through April 7. Staff members will be available to answer questions and direct visitors to viewing areas.

One popular viewing location is the hike-bike bridge over the Platte River at the recreation area. The bridge is a third of a mile from the parking area.

A park entry permit is required. Call the park at 308-865-5305 for more information.