Monday, August 1, 2011

Two Rivers Bridge: Now Open


More than an hour before the Garver-designed Two Rivers Bridge opened to the public at 7am on July 23 in Little Rock, Ark., over 200 enthusiastic bicyclists and walkers stood in line to celebrate the event. The pedestrian bridge connects the Arkansas River Trail with Two Rivers Park and provides 17 miles of uninterrupted trails. The 1,760-foot-long bridge sits nearly 40 feet above the river's high-water mark and is 14 feet wide.

This year's Big Dam Bridge 100 bike ride (September 24) has a new route for the 100-mile course that includes the Two Rivers Bridge. Register for the ride.

Transportation Director Bert Parker attended the opening and took pictures.

Workers remove the temporary barrier, allowing access to the bridge and its trail system.

The bridge remained busy for many hours.

Both walkers and bicyclists turned out to enjoy the beautiful morning and be some of the first to cross the bridge.

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