10.21.16

JAM-PACKED WEEKEND IN THE MID-SOUTH

A fun filled weekend ahead in the Mid-South. From art to exercise, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Local 24’s Tish Clark checked out all the happenings.

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10.21.16

VIDEO: MAIN TO MAIN

Main to Main project boosts downtown development.

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10.21.16

BIG RIVER CROSSING OPENS SATURDAY

It's almost hard to believe that construction on the mile-long bike and pedestrian pathway across the Mississippi River began nearly two years ago in November 2014. But now the span is mostly complete and will open to the public on Saturday at 1 p.m.

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10.21.16

GRAND OPENING OF BIG RIVER CROSSING SET FOR THIS WEEKEND

We're just days away from the grand opening of the Big River Crossing, the new public pedestrian bridge across the Mississippi River.

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10.21.16

BIG RIVER CROSSING, ST. JUDE RIDE TO DRAW CROWDS

The Oct. 22 opening of the much anticipated Big River Crossing is joining the St. Jude Ride and the 10th annual RiverArtsFest for a big weekend of festivities on the banks of the Mississippi in Downtown Memphis.

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10.22.16

MONUMENTAL IMPACT SEEN FROM CROSSING

Days before construction workers had finished plodding through punch-list items on the Harahan Bridge boardwalk, a British Broadcasting Corp. film crew showed up to shoot a segment on the so-called Big River Crossing.

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10.21.16

SAY HELLO TO AMERICA'S LONGEST RAILS-WITH-TRAILS BRIDGE

After nearly 60 years unused, the Harahan Bridge’s wagonways have been converted into pathways for bikes and pedestrians.

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10.20.16

FIRST LOOK: JOE BIRCH GIVES SNEAK PEEK OF HARAHAN BRIDGE

It's a sneak peek at the new Harahan Bridge that provides a whole new way to cross the mighty Mississippi River.

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10.21.16

NEW WALKWAY IS BRIDGE FROM PAST

Nearly 100 years ago, wagons and pedestrians could cross the Mississippi River between...

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10.19.16

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SURPASSES $1 BILLION IN MEMPHIS GIVING

A variety of public and private sector collaborations have been transforming the city and making headlines, and as the largest grantmaker in the Memphis area, the Community Foundation has been at the center of almost all of them.

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10.18.16

JOE BIRCH GIVES SNEAK PEEK OF HARAHAN BRIDGE

It's a sneak peek at the new Harahan Bridge that provides a whole new way to cross the mighty Mississippi River.

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10.14.16

BIG RIVER CROSSING WILL REVITALIZE BOTH SIDES

When Big River Crossing, the bicycle and pedestrian boardwalk on the northern side of the Harahan Bridge, has its grand opening Oct. 22, it will be a busy day.

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10.14.16

BIG RIVER

Jim Jackson had it planned. At the third annual Arkansas Delta Flatlander bicycle ride, the 100-kilometer bike ride would become what it was intended to be – a ride across the Mississippi River from West Memphis to Memphis across the northern side of the Harahan Bridge.

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10.4.16

WEST MEMPHIS TO BUILD 5-MILE WALKWAY

A proposed 5-mile walkway along the Mississippi River wetlands will attract more tourism revenue to West Memphis and offer a recruitment tool for industry, officials in the Crittenden County town said.

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10.4.16

A GREENER MEMPHIS REQUIRES MORE CONNECTIVITY

It sounds simple enough, the idea that, as Wolf River Conservancy executive director Keith Cole puts it, “One of the basic premises of connectivity is you never want to build a bridge to nowhere.”

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10.4.16

A BRIDGE LIKE NO OTHER COMING 10/22

On October 22nd, there will be a brand new way to experience the Mississippi River and Downtown Memphis.

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10.3.16

SEE THE LIVING LEGEND TRAIN

Union Pacific's 'Living Legend' No. 844 steam locomotive will travel more than 1,200 miles one-way to celebrate the Oct. 22 opening of Big River Crossing in Memphis, Tennessee. The trek is the first multi-state venture since the locomotive's three-year restoration.

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9.30.16

THE CHISCA, BIG RIVER CROSSING, AND MORE

“Don’t just look at the skyline of Downtown,” said Paul Morris, director of the Main to Main project, of which Harahan extension is the centerpiece. “Turn and look at the marvel of engineering that is the Harahan.”

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9.28.16

VIDEO TOUR: THE NEW BIG RIVER CROSSING

Walking across the Mississippi River is about to become reality.

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9.27.16

POWER OF THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI RUSHES BELOW BRX

Autumn is a few days late in arriving, but just in time for a stepped-up schedule of tours of the Big River Crossing this week.

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9.26.16

DOWNTOWN ATTRACTION

Now with the Big River Crossing, river cruises, Bass Pro Shops at The Pyramid, our bridge and the mighty Mississippi River, would it not be a great venture to have a spectacular centerpiece to the entire project that would inspire even more development of our riverfront?

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9.23.16

BRIDGING IMAGINATION AND REALITY

A few years ago, I heard about a big idea and wrote about it. Next month, that idea becomes Big River Crossing, an inspirational bridge between imagination and reality.

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9.19.16

BIG RIVER CROSSING UNVEILED IN TOUR

About 100 feet above the churning waters of the Mississippi River, Harry Pratt is walking, yes walking, to Arkansas when one of the most special experiences to be had on the Harahan Bridge boardwalk takes place: a train passes by.

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9.12.16

WHERE TO SPEND AUTUMN IN WEST TENNESSEE

Opening Oct. 22, the entire family can cross the Mississippi River from Memphis, Tennessee to West Memphis, Arkansas by foot or bike. The Big River Crossing is a free public asset that will show a never-before-seen view of the rolling river and iconic Memphis skyline. 

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8.23.16

ACROSS THE WATER

If you're eagerly awaiting the opening of Big River Crossing, the bike and pedestrian path across the Harahan Bridge, then some tasty morsels were offered up online Monday.

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7.14.16

HARAHAN BRIDGE KEEPS IT 100 WITH NEW NAME AND PURPOSE

Celebrating its 100th anniversary this week, the Harahan Bridge enters its second century “focused on the power of human activity.”

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7.14.16

WALK ACROSS THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER THIS OCTOBER

The official opening date for the pedestrian- and bike-friendly Harahan Bridge addition is October 22, 2016.

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7.14.16

NEW VIEWS SHOW PROGRESS OF BIG RIVER CROSSING

The country's longest bike-pedestrian land bridge will soon stretch across the Mississippi River.

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7.11.16

BIG RIVER CROSSING TO OPEN IN OCTOBER

The Harahan Bridge across the Mississippi River marks its 100th anniversary this week with an eye toward the Oct. 22 opening of the Big River Crossing.

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6.14.16

DONORS PROVIDING $12 MILLION TO LIGHT MISSISSIPPI RIVER BRIDGES

With the Big River Crossing on the north side of the Harahan Bridge moving toward a fall opening, the city of Memphis has reached an agreement with a group of anonymous donors for the lighting of the bridge by the Oct. 22 opening of the pedestrian and bicycle boardwalk.

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6.8.16

MEMPHIS BRIDGES TO GET NEW COLORED LED LIGHTS

The Downtown Memphis Commission plans to replace all 196 of the aging light bulbs that outline the iconic "M" of the Hernando DeSoto Bridge with new color-optional LED lighting early next year, similar to its plans for lighting the Harahan Bridge.

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6.2.16

LED LIGHTING APPROVED FOR HARAHAN BRIDGE

The Design Review Board, an affiliate of the Downtown Memphis Commission, unanimously approved a plan for multicolored LED lights along the Harahan Bridge and the Big River Crossing.

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5.18.16

HARAHAN BRIDGE LIGHTING HAS PRIVATE BACKERS

Anonymous donors propose to bankroll a more than $5 million project to light the Harahan Bridge with LED lighting.

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5.5.16

HARAHAN BRIDGE PROJECT BEGINS NEXT PHASE: SELLING ITSELF

With the Harahan Bridge project scheduled to open this fall, the development team is turning its attention to marketing.

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5.4.16

ARKANSAS PLANS FOR ECOPARK, TRAIL AS PART OF HARAHAN PROJECT

As construction wraps up on the Tennessee side of the Harahan Bridge project, Arkansas is working on its own plans for new amenities.

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10.22.15

HARAHAN BOARDWALK NOW EXTENDS NEARLY HALFWAY ACROSS THE MISSISSIPPI

Harry Pratt stepped onto a newly poured slab of concrete at one end of the Harahan Bridge Thursday and looked toward the east — and the future.

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7.14.14

RANKED NO. 1 MOST ANTICIPATED OPENING IN MEMPHIS

High Ground News just released a top 10 list of the most anticipated openings in Memphis, and Big River Strategic Initiative was listed No. 1. 

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7.10.14

PANEL OKAYS ST. FRANCIS LEVEE TRAIL

A plan to connect a greater portion of Arkansas to Mississippi River bicycle projects got a unanimous OK on Tuesday morning from the 19-member east Arkansas panel that oversees the St. Francis levee. 

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