War Eagle Bridge opens ahead of schedule near Rogers

Posted: September 21, 2017 at 1:04 a.m.

War Eagle Bridge opened September 20, 2017 ahead of its September 30 deadline.

The War Eagle Bridge looks as good now as it has at any time in the past 91 years, longtime area resident Billy Sharp said.

Bridge

The War Eagle Bridge, built by the Illinois Steel Bridge Co. in 1907, is significant as one of six Parker through trusses in Arkansas. The bridge sits next to a reconstructed grist mill, which is the fourth in a series of mills on the same site dating to 1832.

Source: Library of Congress

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