marvelous memphis: big river crossing.

over the weekend the big river crossing opened, allowing pedestrians and bicyclists to cross the mississippi between downtown memphis and west memphis, arkansas. at nearly 1 mile across, it is the longest pedestrian bridge to span the river, and there were lots of festivities to celebrate its opening. we walked across to west memphis, enjoying amazing views of downtown memphis and marveling at being able to walk to arkansas and back. once back in memphis, we settled in at martyrs’ park to enjoy some fireworks and the first lighting of the crossing, which was a blast.

beginning our journey across the bridge. memphis, tennessee. october 2016.
with christina and jane along the way. memphis, tennessee. october 2016.
a great view of memphis from the middle of the bridge. october 2016.
sunset over downtown memphis. october 2016.
watching the sun set behind the harahan bridge. memphis, tennessee. october 2016.
fireworks and a gorgeously lit up bridge. memphis, tennessee. october 2016.
watching the colors change was highly entertaining. memphis, tennessee. october 2016.

it was a great memphis evening, and i look forward to enjoying the walk and the scenery again soon.


3 thoughts on “marvelous memphis: big river crossing.

  1. Tim Blight says:

    Pretty! I honestly would have never had an idea of what Memphis looked like, so thank you for putting this positive image in my mind – the colours on the bridge are lovely 🙂


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