October 19, 2011
The crossing point on the North Fork River at Henderson (Baxter County) was used for many years even before this bridge was built in 1935. The reservoir created by the completion of Norfork Dam in the 1940s covered the bridge with water. The inundation in progress is shown in this 1944 photo. For approximately the next forty years, traffic was transported across the lake by ferry until completion of a new bridge in the late twentieth century. The old submerged bridge has become a popular scuba-diving spot.