Last Friday, I attended the dedication ceremony for the new Two Rivers Bridge in west Little Rock. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was on hand to say a few remarks and help cut the ceremonial ribbon. I took video of LaHood’s thankfully brief remarks since it was 153 degrees that today. That might be a slight exaggeration, but those of us who spend time in the Arkansas sun could be convinced it’s an actual fact.
I also spliced-in video of cyclists heading up the ramp to give the new bridge a try. This is my first attempt at video editing, so it’s little amateurish. In the future, I’ll try to emulate Tolbert’s video recording skills. Incidentally, Tolbert seems fascinated that I wore spandex cycling shorts to shoot this video. Can’t say I blame him - I do have great legs. But the rest of me, not so much.
The new bridge connects the River Trail and Two Rivers Park and is a wonderful addition to Pulaski County’s growing trails for walkers, runners and cyclists. As a cyclist, I’ve been excited about this new bridge for quite some time and would often bike past the construction site to check on its progress. Once it’s open, you can bike from Downtown Little Rock/North Little Rock to Pinnacle Mountain on safe roads. Two Rivers Park is a hidden-gem in this county, with well-kept trails and beautiful scenery. I’m ashamed to admit I never knew it existed until last year when I started biking.
The Two Rivers Bridge is scheduled to open to the public on July 23. Hope to see you on the trails!