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Big Dam Bridge, Little Rock

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Take a walk, jog, or bike ride across Big Dam Bridge, which spans the Arkansas River and connects a long network of scenic riverside trails. North America's longest pedestrian/bicycle bridge, the structure rises almost 30 m (90 ft) over the river and boasts a total length of 1,288 m (4,226 ft). You'll find eight observation areas along the bridge that offer panoramic views of the river and the nearby trails and parks. At night, the attraction showcases a rainbow of colored lights; in fact, the bridge incorporates award-winning lighting design. Check online for upcoming special events like full moon walks and bicycle races. For Big Dam Bridge and beyond, use our Little Rock itinerary planner to get the most from your Little Rock vacation.
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  • Took this this last weekend . Nice walk, good views, good breeze. This was my second time... just as much fun as the first.  more »
  • Cycle the bridge justt before sunset for amazing views up and down the Arkansas River. Take you camera for some once in a lifetime shots!  more »
  • This is a bridge that is expansive and goes across the river to an island. There is plenty of free parking and portable bathrooms. It is a bit of a walk so if you have a walking disability I would not...  more »
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  • My family and I had decided to come here the last week we were in Little Rock for a 6 month relocation. We had gone in October, and the foliage in the surrounding area and sunset were just beautiful. We walked to the center of the top of the bridge to take in the view, and then walked back down on the side where we had parked. This is such a wonderful treat for those who are able to visit :)
  • This is great place to walk, jog or ride bikes. There's always a few people fishing too. It's clean with lots, but not to many people out enjoying the weather. The benches on the walkway over the river are comfortable and have a great view downriver of Emerald Bluff.
  • Its an awesome place and let yourself free. although it is very scary your first time but seeing the water and Penakle Mountian is the prettiest thing youll see.
  • MY LITTLE FAMILY AND I ALWAYS GO TO THE BIG DAM BRIDGE. AND FOREVER WILL. ONE OF THE MAIN EXAMPLES OF ARKANSAS BEAUTY WHEN IT COMES TO NATURE AND SCENERY.
  • This is a fun walking bridge, especially when people pick up after their dog. It offers great views of the river and the surroundings.

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