Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Two Rivers Bridge Dedication

Bicyclists pedaled across the new Two Rivers Bridge in Little Rock, Arkansas for the first time on Friday when U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood helped dedicate the pedestrian bridge.


"Thank you for what you're doing - providing people an opportunity to exercise, to experience the great outdoors, to experience this great part of the country. This is a great project," LaHood said.


Garver provided design services to construct the 1,368-foot, 13-span bridge, which connects 17 miles of trails along the Arkansas River. This is the second major pedestrian bridge along the trail system that bears Garver's engineering design--Garver also designed the Big Dam Bridge above the Murray Lock and Dam.


Cyclists anticipate that the $5.3 million bridge will make the trail system more accessible and provide a safer ride to Pinnacle Mountain State Park. The bridge officially opens to the public July 23.

For more information, click on the following links:
FOX 16 News: Dedication Held for Two Rivers Bridge (Garver engineer Blake Staton provides a quote)
KARK 4 News: Two Rivers Bridge Dedication Today in Little Rock
KATV News: Two Rivers Bridge Dedication
JBar Cycling Blog: Two Rivers Bridge: A Beautiful Day for Arkansas

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