The Big Dam Bridge

Fleet Feet Little Rock

I’ve talked about the Big Dam Bridge before. It is becomeing one of the iconic symbols of the outdoor lifestyle that Little Rock is heading toward. Maybe one of the things can put us on the map as a top adventure destination. Here are a few facts from the Bridge Web site:

  • 4226 linear feet of bridge
  • 679 feet of walled embankment
  • 14 feet wide
  • 54 inches to the top of the handrail
  • Approaches to the bridge are at 5% grade
  • 72 feet above the Arkansas River upstream
  • 90 feet above the Arkansas River downstream
  • 8 observation areas
  • Capable of holding two 36″ utility pipelines
  • Contains over 3 million pounds of steel
  • Contains over 24 million pounds of concrete
  • 160 L.E.D. light fixtures on the piers
  • 16 L.E.D. light fixtures on the towers
  • 63 light fixtures for walkway illumination

The Chief Photographer for Parks & Tourism went up in a helicopter to get photos of the bikes coming across the bridge during last weekends Big Dam Bridge 100 bike ride. I put some in a little youtube video and dropped in a couple of higher resolution versions. Enjoy!

Arkansas Cycling & Fitness.
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