Chillin Trail Series: Big Dam Bridge
So I’ve recently started to slowly workout, take on trails, bike rides, adventures, etc. I pretty much document the new trails and parks I discover and will be posting them here. The first trail I found on my “All Trails” app was Big Dam Bridge few miles from me and decided to give it a go. This is not so much a trail as walking over a bridge, but here’s about the bridge:
Originally intended to be called Murray Bridge, the Big Dam Bridge in Arkansas spans the Arkansas River and Murray Lock and Dam between Little Rock and North Little Rock and is open only to pedestrian and bicycle traffic. At 4,226 feet (1288 m) in length it is the longest pedestrian/bicycle bridge in North America that has never been used by trains or motor vehicles. It rises to 90 feet (27 m) over the Arkansas River and 30 feet (9.1 m) over the dam. The span over the river is 3,463 feet (1055 m), with the ramps on either side of the river accounting for the rest of the length.
Hitting up a new wild looking trail tomorrow so check back.