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Thanks for posting that. I enjoyed reading the article. I am hoping that this bridge will be preserved. This is one of the few massive member riveted bridges in the area. I would come nearer expecting to see something like this in Oklahoma.
According to the attached clipping from the Arkansas City Daily Traveler, the E Chestnut bridge was constructed starting in early 1929, officially opening February 8th, 1930.
The area around this bridge is receiving international attention. A recent discovery of a ca. 1601 cannonball has practically confirmed local suspicions that Arkansas City was built roughly on the site of a major Native American city known as Etzanoa.