Two Rivers Park Bridge a nice walk over Little Maumelle River

If you are looking for a way to kill a little time and get some exercise, you can do worse than the Two Rivers Park Bridge.

The 1,750-foot bridge spanning the Little Maumelle River just west of I-430 was temporarily opened to pedestrians and cyclists Friday during a ceremony featuring U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. At least 250 people showed up for the event.

It’s not as majestic, or as high, as the the Big Dam Bridge, but it’s a nice walk. Here’s video from the top.

Traversing the trail affords walkers and cyclists access to the strikingly beautiful and shaded trails of Two Rivers Park. If they are up for a long ride or walk, they can go all the way to Pinnacle Mountain State Park.

The bridge, which opens to the public July 23, will be one of four bridges in the Arkansas River Trail system that will enable pedestrians and cyclists to safely travel from the Clinton Library to Pinnacle Mountain and enjoy a lot of beautiful scenery along the way. County Judge Buddy Villines deserves a huge amount of credit for making it happen.

Best way to get there: turn north off of Cantrell.

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