The longest public pedestrian bridge spanning the Mississippi, Big River Crossing provides recreation, transit and incredible views of the region.
First proposed in 1975, the hiking and biking span wasn’t fully realized until six years ago. Today, it has become an important link between several communities in two states, and the crossing’s nightly Mighty Lights LED display illuminates the river and sky with dramatic effects.
Opened in fall 2016, Big River Crossing is a public-private partnership that has become a welcome addition to the local Mississippi River landscape—and wildly popular with Memphians and West Memphians on the go, as well as weekend adventure seekers from around the region. The pedestrian and bike bridge connects main streets in each city, and links together urban, suburban, rural and natural areas in Tennessee and Arkansas.