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 its neighboring park and Big River Trail System, 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.
The nightly Mighty Lights LED display accentuates this iconic structure and is one of the largest light implementations in the country with the addition of the
Hernando de Soto Bridge.
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
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
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
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