West Fork leaders want to restore nearly 100-year-old bridge

WEST FORK, Ark. (AP) – West Fork leaders say they want to restore a nearly
100-year-old bridge and use it as a trail connection.
The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the Woolsey Bridge is
being moved from about 2 miles south of West Fork to the city where it will
eventually be restored.
The 300-foot, camelback truss bridge was built in 1925 and stretched across
the White River until it was recently retired by state transportation
authorities.
The bridge was on a side road connecting the Woolsey community to U.S. 71.
Mayor Heith Caudle says it will be replaced by a new bridge.
The one-lane structure is the only surviving bridge in the area built in the
camelback style.

   

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