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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
$15 Million Awarded to Connect Memphis and West Memphis
The City of Memphis just received a $15 million federal grant that will help fund a $30 million project to convert the historic Harahan Bridge that spans the Mississippi River into a bike and pedestrian bridge. The plans include extending trails on both sides into the hearts of both cities. The project will connect to the existing Riverwalk in Memphis. Some people in Central Arkansas see this type of project as an ideal solution to the very similar issues facing the also historic Broadway Bridge between Little Rock and North Little Rock.