Big Dam Bridge

Pulaski County’s pedestrian and bicycle bridge is located at Murray Lock and Dam on the Arkansas River. The longest pedestrian/bicycle bridge in the world designed and built for that purpose, this bridge connects approximately 15 miles of scenic riverside trails in the cities of North Little Rock and Little Rock, and assists in the connection of 7,000 acres of various city, county, state and federal park land.

FACTS:
3,463 linear feet of bridge elevated 90 feet above the Arkansas River
653 feet of walled embankments
14-foot-wide concrete deck
8 observation areas with benches
Capable of holding two 36-inch utility pipelines
Contains more than 3 million pounds of steel

Directions: Take exit #148 off I-40 and head south on Crystal Hill Road. At the red light turn left onto North Shore Drive. At the four-way intersection turn right and follow the sign to Cook's Landing. Parking is available at the building on the right near the restrooms and further down near the approach of the Big Dam Bridge.

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