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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. Plan to visit Big Dam Bridge and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Little Rock attractions using our Little Rock driving holiday planner.
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  • Read someone's review and visited just before sunset - so pretty! This is a must see from the drive through beautiful neighborhood to easy parking, lots of walkers, bikers, families, it was a great.....  more »
  • As a father and a grandfather; the Big Dam Bridge has been a place that my children and grandchildren can walk and talk. We see beautiful landscape along the way. This is in a city park and cost...  more »
  • We enjoyed pleasant weather and nice views from this bridge. The dam was interesting. Nice place to stretch our legs and get some exercise on our road trip. Free parking and photo opportunities.  more »
  • Absolutely stunning views. Nice trek across the bridge. We went around sunset and could see both the sun set and the moon rise on the opposite side of the bridge. Very cool experience. Must see!!
  • Recently, took my wife on a trip for her birthday and we chose Little Rock. One of the cool spots in town is the big dam bridge. It is a large open to the public jogging path that connects two parks and goes across the dam. They also light it up at night and it is really cool to take pictures of. The parking is free and it is a little bit out of the way, but it is not that difficult to get to. However it is worth checking out and visiting.
  • Very cool walk! We got out and stretched our legs on our long trip from Nashville to Dallas. Perfect spot and a perfect view! Clean, bathrooms there as well which was nice.
  • I always enjoy walking this! The view and the breeze are always nice, especially sunrise and sunset! Maybe just add trash receptacles and dog bags for those with pets. It’s a long bridge to hold that and people are lazy, no since it stuff ending up in the river or almost walking on dog poop because people are lazy.
  • I've never seen a tug boat go through the channels with a load before. That was pretty sweet to watch. It was interesting to learn how the channels worked. The view from the middle of the bridge is gorgeous. I didn't get the chance to throw it into my excercise routine, but I think it'd be a good addition. I don't like spiders, so I didn't like to get close to either side of the bridge to get a better view. But, there's nothing that can be done about them.

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