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State acts to raze historic bridge; residents file motion to save structure

By Noel Oman

This article was published January 18, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

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Supporters of the 87-year-old White River Bridge at Clarendon say the span is too valuable as a historic and cultural symbol to raze.



A map showing the locations of the new and old White River bridges

The Arkansas Department of Transportation opened bids Wednesday on a project to demolish the old White River Bridge at Clarendon after a group of Monroe County residents went to court in a last-ditch effort to save the historic structure.



A map showing the locations of the new and old White River bridges

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cgbp says... January 18, 2018 at 6:19 a.m.

How sad to see a historic structure such as this destroyed for seemingly no good reason. It seems that the reason to save it is viable. What good can come from the destruction -- especially at that monetary expense? What is the cost of saving it?

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wildblueyonder says... January 18, 2018 at 1:02 p.m.

America loves to destroy historic structures. If London was anything like us they'd demolish the Tower Bridge.

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hogfan2012 says... January 18, 2018 at 4:48 p.m.

This was the most impressive concrete walled pathway to the bridge that I have ever seen. Even when I was young, I marveled at how historic and beautiful it was. Every time I go by the old road, it makes me sad.

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USArmyAirborne says... January 18, 2018 at 5:42 p.m.

Here in Benton County we lost two very historic bridges. Why? No support from the county.

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