LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) --The Big Dam Bridge is a popular site for thousands of Arkansans. And for outdoor enthusiasts, another bridge will soon connect two major trails.
Pulaski County Judge Buddy Villines says, "People are excited! People stop me virtually everywhere I go and say when is the bridge gonna be open?'"
Villines is behind the planning for the Two Rivers Bridge.
He explains, "We wanted a connection to Two Rivers Park. Once we established that, you're on your way to Pinnacle Mountain and beyond."
Once the Clinton Bridge and the Two Rivers Park Bridge are complete, pedestrians and cyclists will be able to access both sides of the river. So from Little Rock to North Little Rock, Maumelle and Conway will all be accessible by bridge.
Construction began a year ago and by contract is supposed to be finished by August. But Villines says he's impressed with the progress and expects it to be finished early.