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Construction to close War Eagle Bridge

By Tom Sissom

This article was published May 1, 2017 at 1:00 a.m.

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The War Eagle Mill stands in floodwater Sunday. Benton County officials say the historic War Eagle Bridge will be closed for repair beginning the week of May 8 and remain closed until the work is done later this year.

Historic bridge

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

BENTONVILLE -- The historic War Eagle Bridge will be closed for repair beginning the week of May 8 and remain closed until the work is done later this year, Benton County officials said.

Historic bridge

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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