June 26, 2007
By the mid-nineteenth century, increased travel in Arkansas necessitated the construction of bridges across the states many streams. Four bridges constructed in the late 1800s still stand as of 2007. The oldest, the Springfield-Des Arc Bridge, which spans Cadron Creek on the Faulkner CountyConway County line, is a metal truss structure built in 1874. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988, it was still in use as late as 1987.