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BigDamBridge

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Tuesday April 16, 2013

Little Rock, AR (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Time limited, I'll catch up with all my WU friends when I can. I'm not cussing, that is the name of the bridge, lol. Found this about the history of the name... It took eight years from conception to completion to build "The Big Dam Bridge". There have been many who wondered about that name. How did it get that name? Was it just a marketing ploy or a statement of the obvious, a big bridge on a dam. It was a little of both and more. The first two or three years were tough, pulling together several federal, state and local agencies. There was some resistance. The design was complex. The cost were great. There came a time when everyone involved was ready to quit. I walked into one of those meetings where the frustrations were running high with the tone and attitude of giving up. My response was simple, "we are going to build that dam bridge". There was a pause and then laughter as people realized that I said "dam" instead of "damn". But it served its purpose. That became an expression of resolve as we moved forward. When we were preparing for the opening, I took the planning group, Denver Peacock and Jordan Johnson, up on the bridge. I Think the comment was, "wow, this is big". To which I responded, "yes, it's a big dam bridge". They recognized the marketing value for the opening and beyond. Thus, we have "THE BIG DAM BRIDGE". Judge Buddy Villines

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7. CalicoBass
9:12 PM GMT on April 18, 2013
LOL, Thanks Cindi for the comment! I sure wanted to do it, but didn't figure you and Anita would. Since I know how to get there now, I will be back.
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6. Dazzler
9:07 PM GMT on April 18, 2013
I don't think I'm going to be walking across that big dam bridge ever. If I do, somebody's going to have to drive over to the other side and pick my tired butt up!
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5. CalicoBass
8:54 PM GMT on April 18, 2013
Thanks Spencea13 for the comment! We knew how to get to this bridge from the other side of the Arkansas River, but never knew how to from this side. Finally found it, lol.
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4. Spencea13
5:51 PM GMT on April 18, 2013
Our son moved to Cabot 3 years ago and we finally went to the bridge a few weeks ago. I hope to make many trips back to the bridge.
Love the pelicans.
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3. CalicoBass
1:37 AM GMT on April 18, 2013
Thanks Wanda for the comment!
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2. Wanda1948
10:30 PM GMT on April 17, 2013
Beautiful shot and the movie!
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1. CalicoBass
11:56 AM GMT on April 17, 2013
Video isn't clear at times, was windy.

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I am married (38 years), we enjoy being outdoors, fishing, going for drives on the back-roads. I enjoy taking pictures of everything and I really enjoy seeing everyones pictures they put on this site. We live in a very small town that is where the White and Black Rivers meet. The town has a State Park here, has a lot of history, there is a video that was made for AETN TV, if you click on Visit My Website, you can see it. Create your own visitor map!

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