Measure may ban livestock, exotics from Arkansas bridge

LITTLE ROCK, AR (AP) - The evidence was indisputable. Four horses crossed the Big Dam Bridge, a pedestrian span across the Arkansas River that links Little Rock and North Little Rock.

Eyewitnesses complained, and so did people who stepped in the physical evidence.

Now a member of the Pulaski County governing body wants an ordinance that bans horses and other livestock or exotic animals from using the bridge.

Quorum Court member Patricia Dicker told Little Rock television station KLRT that when the horses crossed, there were children in wheelchairs on the bridge. Dicker says that a tragedy could have resulted if the horses had become agitated.

Dicker says that a livestock ban should include exotic animals, just in case someone thinks taking a lion or an ostrich across the bridge is a good idea.

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