Pulaski County and North Little Rock to hold groundbreaking for Big Dam Bridge North Plaza Sept. 21

PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (September 19, 2022) – Pulaski County and the City of North Little Rock will host a groundbreaking for the Big Dam Bridge North Plaza project on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. in Cook’s Landing Park next to the northside of the Big Dam Bridge ramp.

Pulaski County and the City of North Little Rock are joint partners of the over $400,000 project.

The Big Dam Bridge North Plaza project, when completed, will be located at the North Little Rock side of the Big Dam Bridge in Cook’s Landing Park. This plaza will replace the previous pavilion that was damaged during the Arkansas River flooding in 2019.

The new plaza will separate pedestrian and bicycle traffic by providing a space for visitors to congregate away from bike traffic. The plaza will feature a new pavilion, benches, a bicycle repair station, and a drinking fountain with a bottle filler (donated by the Big Dam Bridge Foundation).

The groundbreaking is free and open to the public. Designated parking for the event will be available next to the cul de sac of Cook’s Landing Road, by the Big Dam Bridge ramp.