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OLD BRIDGE A PATH TO FUTURE?

Residents in struggling Arkansas town see possibilities for historic bridge — but first they have to save it

By Jeannie Roberts

This article was originally published January 21, 2018 at 4:30 a.m. Updated January 22, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

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Clarendon Mayor Jim Stinson III stands in front of the nearly 87-year-old bridge that until a couple of years ago bore U.S. 79 traffic through the lush wildlife refuges of the White and Cache rivers.

The old U.S. 79 bridge at Clarendon is no longer open to traffic and is scheduled to be torn down in the coming months, but a group fighting to save t...

A map showing the location of the Old White River Bridge

CLARENDON -- There's a problem with the town's water tower. It's 35 years old, and it leaks.

The old U.S. 79 bridge at Clarendon is no longer open to traffic and is scheduled to be torn down in the coming months, but a group fighting to save t...

A map showing the location of the Old White River Bridge

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Print Headline: Struggling Delta town sees possibilities; But span’s reach into wildlife area muddies waters

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smmlv3 says... January 21, 2018 at 6:05 a.m.

Please save the historic Clarendon Bridge.

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jhm4501 says... January 21, 2018 at 9:04 a.m.

Agree, is a cool idea. It could help the town's economy and increase appreciation of the refuge. The bridge has been there 75 years, surely the hydrology has adjusted to it's presence by now.

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Jroberts024 says... January 22, 2018 at 9:15 a.m.

The bridge is actually 87 years old. It was opened on June 11, 1930. I apologize for the typo in the story. :-(

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