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