The name says it all. This bridge was built as the longest pedestrian- and bicycle-built bridge in the country spanning 4,226 feet across the Arkansas River, connecting Little Rock and North Little Rock. It is part of the Arkansas River Trail.
On a trip to Arkansas this winter, I discovered this bridge and naturally had to add it to my list of bridges I’ve walked across. The intention of my trip to Arkansas was to visit friends but also to get a break from the cold northern winter by heading south. When I bought my tickets in January, the Little Rock region was having 60 degree weather. A month later when I arrived, the high was 26.
By the time we reached the half-way point of the bridge, we were frozen stiff. The farther we got on the bridge the stronger the wind got, probably creating a wind chill factor closer to 20 degrees or less. After admiring the views from the midpoint for a minute, the cold and wind forced us to turn back toward the car.
While I didn’t make it all the way across, I can still say I’ve been on one of the Top 10 Bridge Travel Sites in the US. Now I just have to find the other 9 sites.
Your mother and my mother dabbled their ankles in arKansas river in Colorado … they would enjoy your description when arKansas river is big
Thanks for the tip. You comment prompted me to reread this post, at which point I realized I never looked up the other 10 Best Bridge Travel Sites. At this point, I can only claim walking on the Big Dam Bridge. I’ve been driven across the Golden Gate and George Washington bridges, but except for Utah’s Rainbow Bridge I hadn’t even heard of the other 7.