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Big River Crossing

Open Now: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Fun to cross the river, but Arkansas was closed!

We got bike-share bikes and biked from Memphis to Arkansas. Unfortunately when we got to the other... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cathy R
Boise, Idaho
Great views and exercise

This is a great walk - over and back - two miles. Wonderful views so be sure to have a camera... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Opened October 22, 2016, Big River Crossing is the longest public pedestrian/bike bridge across the Mississippi River, providing dramatic views of its ever-changing landscape. By connecting Main Streets in Memphis and West Memphis, the BRX ties...more
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Channel 3 Drive, Memphis, TN 38103
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We learned about the Big River Crossing from a tourist brochure put out by Memphis and were excited to try it. However it turned into a nightmare as our locked vehicle was broken into and things stolen while we were on the bridge. This was...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank photonan2468
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got bike-share bikes and biked from Memphis to Arkansas. Unfortunately when we got to the other side the gate was locked - no explanation, which was a shame. Still a fun thing to do and we were officially in Arkansas, even if it was...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Cathy R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great walk - over and back - two miles. Wonderful views so be sure to have a camera. Great sign where Tennessee ends and Arkansas begins. Good way to walk off breakfast!

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is very cool to be able to walk or ride across the Mississippi River. It is one of my favorite sites to take visitors for a walk in Memphis.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MemphisState1992
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think I read it is longest pedestrian bridge in the country. You walk/bicycle from Memphis, TN across the Mississippi River to Arkansas. When we did it, the AK side was 'closed' (gate at end of walkway) due to flooding. Nice views of Memphis skyline...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank bluehighwaysPA
Reviewed May 13, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful Scenic walk across the mighty Mississippi at nearly a mile. What a great way to get some exercise and a great view of downtown Memphis skyline. Convenient parking at Martyrs Park. And you can take a pic at the state line over the water.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Rockwall11
Reviewed May 12, 2019

It took us a little bit to find the entry but I'm so glad we didn't give up. It's a great, clean path across the river so you get fun views of the city and you have a great photo op on the Arkansas/Tennessee border....More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank heartgirlnancy
Reviewed May 11, 2019

Nice view of Memphis and the barges coming down the river. Fun to straddle the Ark/Ten state line. Visit my TA trips page for Memphis to see my blog link with more pics and details. ETB Travel Photography

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank etbtravelphotography
Reviewed May 5, 2019

This is seen when you visit the Tennessee welcome center it was raining the day we went but still simply beautiful to see.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 132williemaew
Reviewed April 30, 2019

We really enjoyed the opportunity to walk what is said to be the longest pedestrian bridge across the Mississippi River. Hugging a railroad trestle, you can get some great views of the River and downtown Memphis in the distance, all while getting some good exercise....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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June 21, 2019|
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Response from bluehighwaysPA | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any city/town or anything within sight on the Arkansas side of the river. Gate was closed / locked due to some flooding issues so could not exit the bridge walkway.
February 6, 2019|
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Response from GreatVacation84 | Reviewed this property |
There is a Poncho's Restaurant close by on the Arkansas side but the food is hit or miss. On the Memphis side, there is downtown Memphis, which is awesome.
February 9, 2018|
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Response from Zebra_45678 | Reviewed this property |
Legal yes, safe, likely not.