Springfield Bridge (original location)
Photo taken April 2004 by Wayne Kizziar
BH Photo #100385
We are finding lots of interesting details as the disassembly begins. It appears that the bridge was contracted a bit backward because the vertical posts do not line up at each end. 9'4" on one end and 10'4" on the other. We will put it back together correctly in the new location at Lake Beaver Fork.
- Bowstring through truss bridge formerly over Cadron Creek on Springfield Road
- Faulkner County, Arkansas, and Conway County, Arkansas
- Open to pedestrians
- Completed July 1874 by the King Bridge Manufactory & Iron Works of Iola, Kansas, a branch of the King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio. Bypassed by a new bridge 1991. Fabrication date circa 1871, a controversy with the two counties delayed set.
- - Alfred Cook & James Allen (Contractors for 1874 Stone Abutments)
- George B. Preston (1874 Contractor For On-Site Erection)
- King Iron Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio (1871 Fabrication, at King Bridge Manufactory & Iron Works of Iola, Kansas) [also known as King Bridge Co.]
- Bowstring through truss, very light construction.
Length of largest span: 146.0 ft.
Total length: 188.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.5 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 21, 1988
- Also called
- Springfield-Des Arc Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +35.25270, -92.51271 (decimal degrees)
35°15'10" N, 92°30'46" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 15/544329/3901175 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory numbers
- NRHP 88000660 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 10330 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- January 8, 2018: Updated by Dana and Kay Klein: Added categories "Othmar H. Ammann Nominee", "Othmar H Ammann Award winner"
- December 22, 2016: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added and described role of builders.
- November 10, 2016: Updated by Julie Bowers: Bridge has been preserved by relocation by Faulkner County / Conway Arkansas
- March 25, 2014: New photos from J. Randall Houp
- September 12, 2011: New photo from Gene McCluney
- August 19, 2011: New photo from Lisa Hyde
- June 8, 2011: New photo from Luke Harden
- April 3, 2011: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Tweaked the coordinates a bit