Spring River Bridge

Riverview Drive spanning the Spring River, Mammoth Springs, Arkansas

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Spring River Bridge

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Description 

The Spring River Bridge is being nominated to the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion A with local significance for its association with the development of highway infrastructure in Fulton County during the 1910s. The Spring River Bridge, which was built in 1916, was part of an effort to develop early highways and infrastructure in the Mammoth Spring area. It illustrates the importance of providing good infrastructure for automobiles, something that was sometimes difficult in the rural areas of Arkansas. The bridge has continued to be used since the time of its completion. The Spring River Bridge is also being nominated to the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion C with local significance as a good example of early twentieth-century bridgebuilding technology. The Spring River Bridge illustrates early concrete bridge design, and the lack of decorative detailing illustrates the fact that the bridge was meant to be utilitarian in nature. The Spring River Bridge nomination is being submitted under the multiple property listing -Historic Bridges of Arkansas- and under associated historic context -Early Transportation Era.-

Posted to the NRHP 1-22-2014

Update Log 

  • August 15, 2014: Added by Dave King

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