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

     (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


     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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