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Big Dam Bridge, Little Rock

Categories: Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
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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  • Just a few miles from the downtown area it's a great spot to watch barges go through the locks. The bridge across has several stopping points with benches and signage explaining the dams and areas his...  read more »
  • Makes for some great views during the day and at night if you want to go for a walk, run or bike. also at the bottom makes for some good cat fishing when the river isn't to high. 
  • This is a great place to walk, see the Arkansas river and downtown Little Rock from a different view. You don't have to worry about falling in, as it is fenced in on all sides. You can even ride your ...  read more »
  • Spectacular! A little less elevation climb than i am accustomed to but this place is nice! At night there are varying lights that illuminate at night. They have had issues with car vandalism in the past but hey it's Little Rock right?
  • It's fun! Go enjoy the views and the bike trail. As long as it's not scorching hot, you won't be disappointed.
  • Can't think of a better place to base a run or a long cycle from. There is so much mileage of trails in this area a person couldn't feasibly use it all in a single go. There are sometimes so many people using these trails that the parking lots fill up! But this is a good thing, I think: it means Little Rock is getting out there and being active!
  • This is an awesome spot to exercise and enjoy the view. Check it out after sunset to see the light show!
  • This bridge is one of my favorite places in Little Rock/North Little Rock. The bridge offers a great chance to go for a walk (it's a trail) and enjoy being over the river. I love it!
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