New U.S. 82 Bridge Now Open

Kimberly J. Williams
I received an email this morning from Brianne Connelly, director of the Lake Village Chamber of Commerce, announcing that the new U.S. 82 Mississippi River bridge officially opened yesterday, Aug. 4, at 5:50 p.m.

This gave me an opportunity to do another blog on the bridge. I posted on July 23 about the dedication on July 26, and received a very nice email from T.J. Brown, who just happens to be a bridge inspector. T.J. sent me some great photos, one of which I want to share. To the left is a photo that T.J. took before the bridge officially opened. It’s just beautiful!

This new bridge has definitely added to the stunning landscape of the area. I’ll be in Lake Village next week, and I can’t wait to drive across it! The photo on the right shows the beauty of the structure from a distance.

So if you’re in the vicinity of Lake Village, go see the new architectural display! And don’t forget to stop by the Arkansas Welcome Center and grab a free cup of coffee!

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