Friday, November 30, 2012

Big Dam Bridge Foundation Full Moon Walk

The BDB Foundation Full Moon Walk took place on Sunday night and, though it was a few days ahead of the full moon, it was a beautiful moonlit night and a large crowd took advantage of the mild weather to walk off a little Thanksgiving excess.
Diane and I chose to park at the Arkansas Surgical Hospital and walk to the bridge by way of the Pfeifer Loop. Though we were equipped with headlamps, we did not need them as the moon provided plenty of illumination for the walk through the woods.

Crowds of walkers were turned loose from each end of the bridge as music blared and announcers streamed lively banter.
The lights on the Big Dam Bridge make for a striking scene and walkers crowded the deck.
 The moon was not quite full, but it was bright enough for a walk on Pfeifer Loop.
 Garver, the local engineering firm that designed the BDB and Two Rivers Bridge, was represented by the lovely Mrs. JBar and Bert Parker. Bert is also on the BDB Foundation board and was busily greeting walkers as he handed out small flashlights to walkers.
Thanks got out to the BDB Foundation. This event always brings out a lot of folks, many of whom are seeing the BDB at night for the first time. Many local residents are still unaware of the amazing asset that is the River Trail system, so anything that introduces people to our backyard wonder is a very positive thing!

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