On Wednesday, Pulaski County Judge Buddy Villines proposed a plan for the Broadway Bridge that included a red-white-and-blue color scheme, according to a story in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Villines also said he will offer a $20 million commitment from the county to fund the double-arch design.
The flag-centric paint job Villines proposed has been panned was endorsed by the board of the long-range planning agency. He said it would draw visitors from around the country. However, the idea has been panned by some in the community on websites and blogs.
And according to the Democrat-Gazette, “in interviews after the meeting, the mayors of Little Rock and North Little Rock said they weren’t ready to endorse the bright colors.” What do you think about the idea to honor military servicemen by reflecting the colors of the flag in the new Broadway Bridge?