Walk Across The Mississippi River On Big River Crossing

Walk Across The Mississippi River This October On Big River Crossing

The Harahan Bridge's Big River Crossing opened on October 22, 2016. Millions of Memphians, West Memphians, and visitors have walked, run, and biked across in the years since. If you haven't done it yourself, I consider it a Memphis must-do.

It offers incomparable views of the River, city skyline, and the Bass Pro Pyramid. It connects to the Big River Trail system which includes popular biking trails across the levees in West Memphis. 

About Big River Crossing

  • The bridge is about one mile long. You'll be able to walk, run, or bike it.
  • Big River Crossing connects downtown Memphis to West Memphis, Arkansas as a part of the Main To Main project. There are plans for an eco-park on the other side.
  • The Harahan Bridge is more than 100 years old.
  • No motorcycles, please and thank you.
  • If you truly hate heights, you might not love looking down at the river from the Big River Crossing. I'm not a big fan of heights myself, but it's not scary!
  • It's free.
  • It's a part of the Mighty Lights nightly show.
  • Big River Crossing is open daily sunrise until 10 p.m.



Get more information on the brand-new bigrivercrossing.com, their Facebook page, and also check out their new 360-degree preview.

man on bike riding across Big River Crossing and waving
Kristin Luna

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This is going to be awesome! Thanks for sharing the news.
July 14, 2016 11:13am
What happened to the video ?
July 14, 2016 12:12pm
Super excited about this but it's the same day as the Cooper-Young Beerfest. I guess I'll see it Oct. 23!
July 14, 2016 1:11pm
Holly Whitfield
Which video?
August 31, 2016 12:26pm
Jack Walden
I didn't know about the walk way! I don't follow Memphis news because it brings me down. Even though I live a little more than 50 miles from Memphis I usually make The Cupboard once a week on my to the river. Sometimes I walk the loop around Tom Lee. Lately the hot weather has kept me in the car. All three of my children grew up with visits to the river side. Sometimes with skates and kites, later on with sullen faces and eyes that roll with the water. I love that park. Friends have accused me of hostage intentions when I force them to ride along, but when they take a seat on a bench they forgive me. Once my wife and her corporate comrades had a long flight delay. She brought them downtown to see sights unknown. I had been to The Palace (Indian) with an old musician friend before heading down to Tom Lee. There we were again just like those salad days at Memphis State - happily surprised to run into each other. We have grandchildren now. Three under three and we are going to walk over water. Thanks for your blog. I guess you can tell I love Memphis too.
October 1, 2016 6:30pm
Rochelle Butler
We can't understand where the bands and food trucks will be on the Arkansas side. Not sure where to park or where it is exactly! Can you help? Thanks so much!!! Rochelle
October 21, 2016 10:39am