New U.S. 82 Bridge Dedication Set for Monday

Kimberly J. Williams
If you’re in the vicinity of Lake Village on Monday, you should take the opportunity to attend the dedication ceremony of the stunning new bridge that spans the Mississippi River. The $336 million bridge is truly a thing of beauty. It features two towers that rise over 400 feet above “Old Man River.”

The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 26, in the center of the new structure.

The bridge is expected to be open to traffic by the beginning of August.

And while you’re there, make sure and stop by the Lake Village Arkansas Welcome Center, the newest of The Natural State’s information centers. The Center offers visitors up-to-the minute information on attractions, regional events, and weather conditions. Travelers have access to computer kiosks, Wi-Fi, and fresh coffee. The most unique feature of the facility is the 3,700 square-foot, multi-level fishing pier and observation deck, complete with a porch swing and rocking chairs for visitors to enjoy the beauty of Lake Chicot…and do a little fishing while they’re there. The Center serves as the southern-most state tourism facility located along Arkansas’s section of the Great River Road National Scenic Byway, welcoming visitors into The Natural State from Mississippi and Louisiana.

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