The Pedestrian Bridge at Tempe Town Lake

Tempe Town Lake has enjoyed the great white arches of the pedestrian bridge over it’s dam since October of last year.

The lake seems to have a lot more bike and foot traffic on this end of the park.

People are drawn to the bridge for many reasons. First of all the new bridge helps to separate the lake and marsh area into a smaller loop to the Priest Bridge, making the walk less strenuous and time consuming.

Standing before downtown Tempe and "A" Mountain

Second, the pedestrian only bridge has a great design with large white arches canopying over the concrete path. At night blue lighting gives compliment to the color scheme of the light rail bridge.

Cyclists are seen breezing through the new bridge on their way to the other side of the lake.

A couple speeding by on bicycles a brisk morning

The dam area, along with Tempe Center for the Arts, is livelier than ever, with lots of people out and about enjoying the relief that Arizonans feel in the winter months.

Once the spring weather shows up around March, the weather will jump to much warmer temperatures.

Now is the time for cyclists, runners, rollerbladers, dog walkers and families, to utilize and appreciate the gift that is Tempe Town Lake.

If you haven’t been to the new bridge yet, check it out next time you are near Tempe Town Lake. Bring your bike along to ride the trail or a camera to capture the lovely sunset. initially wrote an article about the opening of the pedestrian bridge. Click here for a slideshow from’s website.

If you are a Foursquare user, there is also a check-in spot for the pedestrian bridge!

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