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Bridge to the Past: Historical Society Seeks to Preserve 1870s Structure

Springfield-Des Arc Bridge, Faulkner County, Arkansas circa 1890

by Carol Rolf
Published in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette on August 16, 2015

Photo of bridge by Wayne Kizziar, used with permission.

Back in the day, the Springfield-Des Arc Bridge was an important part of a trade route that connected Des Arc on the White River in Prairie County with Springfield, which was the seat of government in Conway County from 1850-1873. Des Arc was a steamboat landing on the White River. Continue reading