September Marks Big Dam Bridge 10th Anniversary

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Can you believe it? The Big Dam Bridge is turning 10!

Please join us for a “Celebration of the Bridge and a Vision of the Future” on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 10 a.m.  The event will take place on the Little Rock Side of the bridge and will highlight the economic impact of the bridge as well as the positive impact on Central Arkansas tourism.

Event speakers will include Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola; Gretchen Hall, Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau; Bob Major, North Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau; Dr. Randy Hathaway, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; and Mason Ellis, Bicycle Advocacy of Central Arkansas.

The program will be followed by a commemorative ride across the bridge. We are appreciative to Garver, LLC. who provided water bottles with the 10-year anniversary logo as giveaways.

Pulaski County appreciates the community’s continued support and ask that you help spread the word about this event by sharing photos of the bridge on Facebook or Twitter #pulaskicounty. Your memories and stories will demonstrate how significant and beneficial the Big Dam Bridge is to our community.

Fast Facts:

  • Since 2006 approximately 8.9 million people have crossed the bridge.
  • Links approximately 15.6 miles of scenic riverside trails
  • 4226 linear feet long (it’s the longest pedestrian/bicycle bridge in the world, designed and built for that purpose)
  • 90 feet above the Arkansas river
  • 14 foot-wide concrete deck
  • 8 observation areas with benches
  • Contains more than 3 million pounds of steel.
  • Has won several awards such as the Concepter Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Arkansas. Named one of the top 10 bridges to visit in 2012 by the Society of American Travel Writers.