BIG RIVER CROSSING IS PART OF THE BIG RIVER STRATEGIC INITIATIVE, A COLLECTION OF EFFORTS TO ACTIVATE AND CELEBRATE THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AND ITS SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE. 


Together with Delta Regional River Park and Big River Trail, these projects create a new experience with the river that fosters a deeper appreciation of its significance and grandeur.  

Opened October 22, 2016, Big River Crossing is the longest public pedestrian/bike bridge across the Mississippi River, providing dramatic views of its ever-changing landscape. By connecting Main Streets in Memphis and West Memphis, the BRX ties together urban, rural, and natural areas and gives users recreation options unique to each setting.
 

 
 

 

Big River Crossing is a public/private partnership made possible by the following supporters

 
 

Aerobic Cruisers, LLC

Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department

AutoZone, Inc.

Big River Strategic Initiative

C. H. Boyle Foundation 

City of Memphis, Tennessee

City of West Memphis, Arkansas

Congressman Steve Cohen

Crittenden County, Arkansas

Downtown Memphis Commission

FedEx Corporation

First Tennessee Bank

Former Memphis Mayor A C Wharton

 

Hyde Family Foundations

Former Union Pacific Railroad CEO James R. Young

Main 2 Main Project

Mayor Jim Strickland

McVean Trading & Investments, LLC

Memphis City Councilman Reid Hedgepeth

Plough Foundation 

R. Brad Martin Family Foundation

Robinson Family Investments, LP

Shelby County, Tennessee

St. Frances Levee Board

Tennessee Department of Transportation

United States Department of Transportation

 

 

Special thanks to Union Pacific Railroad for their essential support