Big River Crossing

At nearly a mile in length, Big River Crossing is the longest public pedestrian bridge across the Mississippi River and the country’s longest active rail/bicycle/pedestrian bridge. It serves as the connection point of Main Street (of Memphis) to Main Street (of West Memphis), a 10-mile multi-modal corridor that also features the Delta Regional River Park and Big River Trail, creating ties to attractions between Memphis, Tenn., and West Memphis, Ark. No matter how you travel it, Big River Crossing provides opportunities for recreation and fitness with a whole new point of view.

The Harahan Bridge once boasted the Mississippi’s only auto crossing south of St. Louis. That converted wagonway now welcomes more than 60,000 visitors a month to walk, run, and bike across the river while still enjoying safe proximity to an active Union Pacific rail line.

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Big River Crossing is free and open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The bridge may be closed in the event of icy conditions.


Big River Crossing features more than 100,000 Philips LED lights that produce dynamic color shows to commemorate special events, holidays, and important civic causes. The pedestrian bridge is illuminated before sunrise and after sunset, but decorative lights are turned off surrounding train and barge crossings.


Big River Crossing can be accessed from both the Memphis, Tenn., and West Memphis, Ark., sides of the Harahan Bridge.


Access from Channel 3 Drive/Virginia Ave W
Street parking available on Channel 3 Drive
Lot parking available in Martyrs Park lot


Access from Bridgeport/Dacus Lake Rd, I-55 Exit 1
Lot parking available on Dacus Lake Rd


Enter Big River Trail, a 70-mile graded path atop the Mississippi River levees, from the trailhead on Broadway in West Memphis.