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“Great for Pedestrians...but watch out for the bikers!”
Review of Big Dam Bridge

Big Dam Bridge
Ranked #4 of 96 things to do in Little Rock
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed February 27, 2012

Took me a couple of moths after the bridge opened to get down to it. A gentle ramp leads you up on the Little Rock side from Murray Park. You can stop and watch boats go through the lock below, if there is river traffic. The sound of the boat horns and the lock controllers break though tthe river water rushing from the gates and the birds flying low over the water.

The flags that fly over the center portion of the bridge repesent all the entities that were involved in the establishment of the bridge. View to the west at sunset make for a great picture with Pinnacle Mountain's silhouette.

Once to the North Little Rock side the ramp is a little steeper and shorter. A pavillion and a River trails map is located at the foot of the bridge on this side. Heading west under the bridge on the north side there is a slackwater area this is good for ricer fishing if the water is not too high. Bass and catfish can be caught here. Be careful not to fall in if climbing on the rocks...watch for snakes too.

Two drawbacks...rude bike riders and puppy poops. Some bikers feels the bridge is their personal space, zooming down the inclines and coming too close to walkers. Pet owners had gotten a bit laxs on policing the messes the pooches made, but I think the threat of "NO DOGS ALLOWED" has made the majority clean up thier acts. No pun intended.

Enjoy the bridge as we enter the spring time. Hold onto you ballcaps if it is a windy day! Highly recommend!

Thank windalina
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Reviewed February 25, 2012

Love to walk on and around the system of bridges! Great views of the city and the river. Everything is especially clean and neat.

Thank ArkansasMary
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Reviewed February 12, 2012

A very long yet interesting conveyance across the AR River for cyclists, runners and pedestrians. Park on east side is great for picnicking, walking, etc.

Thank rgrippo
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Reviewed February 10, 2012

I am so proud that our city promotes family togetherness and health! It is a beautiful way to greet the morning, salute the end of the day, and enjoy the breezes. Take all ages and pets to exercise or stroll the bridge and the Burns Park area!

Thank susu421
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Reviewed February 6, 2012

This is a really great addition to LR/NLR. Its a part of the river trail and is really neat. you can stand there and wait for a boat to go through the lock in the dam. Its a great place to run/walk/bike. At night its lit by alternating purples, reds, blues. Its kind of romantic at night. I chose it as the venue to kiss my wife for the first time when we had just begun dating.

Thank Zach J
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