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White River Bridge

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City/County/Congressional District: Clarendon , Monroe County (District 1 )
Location Class: Government
Year Built: 1931
Historic Designation: National Register of Historic Places 1984
Status: Demolished


Clarendon is a delta town where the ferry for 1826 Military Road crossed the White River on the trip from Memphis to Little Rock. Before the double-span, Warren truss White River Bridge was constructed, traffic crossed the river by the ferry. The bridge was built by the Austin Bridge Company, and upon its completion on June 11, 1931, it was the longest bridge in the southwest. Unfortunately, after a decade long battle to save the bridge for a pedestrian walking/biking path, it was demolished in the summer of 2020.