With meeting scheduled back-to-back all week, I was extremely excited to have a break today so I could visit the Big Dam Bridge.
The Big Dam Bridge is the longest pedestrian/bicycle bridge in North America. It crosses the Arkansas River and is part of a larger cycling/jobbing/walking path system. For me, the bridge was a perfect break from a hectic week.
Another visitor to the Dam commented that the water was looking rather brown from all of the recent snow, ice, and sleet Central Arkansas has had recently. I can only imagine how beautiful the area around the Dam will be when the blue returns to the water and the green to the trees.
I noticed the flags at the center of the dam and originally thought they might be state flags. But when I came closer, the flags appear to represent cities that are connected by the river or the bridge. I love the focus on the inter-connectedness of the river and the bridge – so perfect!
I never would have considered living in Arkansas before coming to Little Rock this week, but standing on that bridge I found myself thinking that I might just be willing to live in Little Rock…especially if I could live in one of the houses on the hill overlooking the Dam 😉