Ward's Crossing Bridge, Spanning Fourche Lafave River at Sunlight Bay Road, Plainview, Yell County, AR
Spanning Fourche Lafave River at Sunlight Bay Road, Plainview vicinity, AR
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER AR-70
Building/structure dates: 1905 initial construction
Significance: Ward’s Crossing Bridge is highly representative of the late nineteenth century era of metal truss bridge technology and the period of Arkansas history that saw the development of county road systems, prior to the establishment of the Arkansas State Highway Commission. It is one of the only three surviving camelback truss bridges in Arkansas.
Converse Bridge Company
Arkansas State Highway Commission
Converse, William H.
Mississippi Valley Steel Company
Sisken Steel & Supply Company
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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