Big Dam Bridge
Considered as the longest bicycle and pedestrian bridge in North America, Big Dam Bridge is located at
Little Rock, Arkansas. Initially planned to be named Murray Bridge, it instead got its current name
because of its proximity at Murray Lock and Dam. Since it was opened to the public on September 30,
2006, this bridge has become one of the biggest attractions in the city of Little Rock, true to the vision of
the people behind its creation. For years, both locals and visitors have enjoyed this bridge, whether they
are viewing it from a distance or while actually crossing it.
The length of the Big Dam Bridge is measured at 4226 feet or 1288 meters. To put things in perspective,
this pedestrian-only bridge is almost a mile long! The northern end of the bridge is located at Cook’s
Landing Park and the southern end is located at Murray Park. Built atop Murray Lock and Dam, this
bridge spans the Arkansas River. In fact, this bridge stands 90 feet above the dam, giving bridge crossers
an incredible view of the Arkansas River and the Little Rock skyline. Regardless of what time you choose
to cross the bridge, you will be in for a treat!
There are multiple sites that you can visit in the Little Rock area if you cross the Big Dam Bridge.