Little Rock and Memphis Railroad chartered by the Arkansas Legislature
Rail service established between Little Rock and Memphis
Choctaw, Oklahoma, and Gulf Railroad acquired the Little Rock and Memphis Railroad and created a subsidiary company, the Choctaw and Memphis Railroad, to oversee construction of line from Little Rock west into Indian Territory
Mar. 21, 1899
Choctaw and Memphis Railroad awarded construction contract for the bridge
Dec. 10, 1899
First regularly scheduled train service crossed the bridge from Memphis to Oklahoma City
Choctaw Railroad acquired by the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
Rock Island liquidated in bankruptcy court. Union Pacific later acquired Rock Island Bridge.
Dec. 27, 2001
Ownership transferred from Union Pacific to City of Little Rock
Vertical-lift railroad bridge over the Arkansas River in Little Rock at the Clinton Presidential Library. Open to pedestrians.