Benton County honored for War Eagle Bridge preservation

Posted: February 5, 2018 at 1 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/FLIP PUTTHOFF Workers repair historic War Eagle bridge on Aug. 23. The bridge was closed May 2017 to September 2017. The historic bridge, built in 1907, carries traffic on Benton County Road 98 across the War Eagle River in southeast Benton County.

BENTONVILLE -- Preserve Arkansas recently recognized Benton County's work on the historic War Eagle Bridge as an example of excellence in preservation through restoration.

Historic preservation

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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