Saturday, February 7, 2009

Photo Hunt #148 - Bridge


Big Dam Bridge

Murray Lock and Dam
Kerr-McClellan Navigation System, Arkansas River
Little Rock, Arkansas

I posted last summer about the Big Dam Bridge, so I won't go into a lot of details here, but you may read that post, if you're interested, by following this link. Pictured above is another photo I took on the day of my visit. At 4,226 feet long, Big Dam Bridge is the longest pedestrian/bicycle-only bridge in North America.

Additional information about the bridge may be found on Wikipedia.

Photo Hunt is the brainchild of tnchick. For other interpretations of this week's theme, or to play, pay a visit here.

20 comments:

YTSL said...

That is one very impressive looking bridge! And I imagine that the view from it would be quite spectacular! :)

jinksy said...

...or even big damn bridge?!

Hilary said...

Dam! Jinksy stole my line! ;)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Nice shot! I like the angle you chose to take the photo from.

Lily Hydrangea said...

big dam bridge! that is too funny! Cool bridge too.

June said...

Thanks for the smile...

George said...

How neat that there's a bridge that long for pedestrians and bicycles only. I don't think I've seen a structure similar to this, but I sure like the idea.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wooooo Pat.. I haven't even heard of that bridge.. That is one long bike and pedestrian bridge.... That would be a neat walking place for us!!!!

Hope you have a wonderful day.
Hugs,
Betsy

Aileni said...

It would be nice to cycle over that path. Great choice.

Teena in Toronto said...

That is a big damn ... er, Dam bridge!

I played too :)

Old Lady Lincoln said...

Wow, that's one impressive looking bridge and how great it's only for people and bikes, you don't have to worry about cars and trucks. Love the simple name it has. Now a kid can go home and tell his Mom he was at the Big Dam Bridge. LOL

Sherry said...

The bridge looks a bit scary but before I read the information, I thought it was for cars. Nice picture and good information. Thanks.

Moannie said...

That water looks very uninviting; stick to the paths folks.

Dr.John said...

I like bridges. That is an impressive bridge.

Easy Dessert Recipes said...

Very big bridge! Great shot! :)

eam said...

Dam! I'd love to walk that Big Dam Bridge! I even love to say it! LOL.

Seriously, I'd love that challenge! I enjoy biking and walking in the summer- going to bike paths and trails... this would be a real treat! I bet the view at the top is magnificent at 65 feet!

happily retired gal said...

Nifty 'take' on this week's theme and interesting info shared about the bridge too. Thanks for the link. I shared 'bridges' at both Sacred Ruminations and Happily Retired Gal this weekend.
Hugs and blessings,

Jeannelle said...

Great photo, great information. I'd not heard of Big Dam Bridge before.

Andrea said...

Great photo...love the angle that you chose! :)

Rose said...

Interesting post...I went back and read the earlier one also. They were talking about building a pedestrian bridge across the Wabash River down in Terre Haute...it won't be near as big as the Big Dam Bridge.