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Coldwater Covered Bridge Marker
1 Alabama, Calhoun County, Oxford — Coldwater Covered Bridge
was moved on August 17 , 1990 to Oxford Lake Leon Smith, Mayor City of Oxford Councilmembers Johnny Austin • Johnny Bentley • Bruce Dempsey Norma Martin • Marshall Shaddix The bridge was donated to the City of Oxford by the . . . Map (db m198533) HM
2 Alabama, Cherokee County, Centre — Pathkiller - Childers - Garrett Ferry
Cherokee Chief Pathkiller owned a ferry across the Coosa River at this location in the early 1820's. His home was a short distance on the east side of the river. Upon Pathkiller's death in 1827, John Ride, a prominent Cherokee gained a majority . . . Map (db m114281) HM
3 Alabama, Colbert County, Sheffield — Old Railroad Bridge
In 1832, the Alabama legislature authorized the Florence Bridge Company to construct this bridge across the Tennessee River. In 1840, it opened as a toll bridge. Twice damaged by storms, it was reopened in 1858 as a double-decked bridge by the . . . Map (db m40596) HM
4 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — Alabama's Physical Diversity
Alabama is a very geological diverse state. The vast natural resources and biodiversity of Alabama can greatly be attributed to its geological history. Clarkson Bridge is located in the physiographic region called the Cumberland Plateau, which . . . Map (db m106097) HM
5 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — Clarkson Covered BridgeSometimes Called Legg Bridge
This 270 foot bridge was constructed in 1904, destroyed by a flood in 1921 and rebuilt the following year. The only remaining covered bridge in Cullman County, it was restored by the Cullman County Commission in 1975 as an American Revolution . . . Map (db m33833) HM
6 Alabama, Dale County, Ariton — Veterans Memorial Bridge - 1921 / Grist Mill - Indian Battle - Recreation
Veterans Memorial Bridge - 1921 This reinforced concrete river bridge, thought to be the first in Alabama. Was erected over Pea River in 1920-21 at a cost of $92,108.97. It was dedicated on August 3, 1921 as a memorial to the 57 men from Dale . . . Map (db m36511) HM
7 Alabama, Dallas County, Selma — Edmund Pettus BridgeNational Historic Landmark
Edmund Pettus Bridge has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance for its association with "Bloody Sunday," a seminal event in the Civil Rights Movement. Here, on March 7, 1965, . . . Map (db m82037) HM
8 Alabama, Dallas County, Selma — Highlights of Selma History / William Rufus DeVane King 1786-1853
Highlights of Selma History Dallas County was created by Territorial Legislature Feb. 9, 1818. Selma Land Company formed Mar. 19, 1819 by George Phillips, William Rufus King, Jesse Beene, Gilbert Shearer and Caleb Tate. Selma incorporated . . . Map (db m37679) HM
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9 Alabama, Dallas County, Selma — Site of Selma-Dallas County’s 1st Bridge 1884-1940
Toll Fees (Until 1900) 5¢ Pedestrians 10¢ Peddlers, Horseman 25¢ 1 Horse Buggy 50¢ 2 Horse Buggy 75¢ 4 Horse Buggy Camelback type High Truss Bridge 1- 228’ Swing Span 2- 200’ Fixed Spans 1- 265’ Approach Built by . . . Map (db m37670) HM
10 Alabama, Elmore County, Wetumpka — Wetumpka Historical Marker
(obverse) The land area which now comprises the City of Wetumpka was inhabited by various Indian cultures prior to the inward migration of the white man at the turn of the 19th century. The largest Indian village near here was located on . . . Map (db m67936) HM
11 Alabama, Elmore County, Wetumpka — Wetumpka's Bridges
(side 1) In 1834, the Wetumpka Toll Bridge Co. built the first of four bridges spanning the Coosa River at this site. It was destroyed in a flood in 1844. A second toll bridge was completed the same year by John Godwin whose slave, . . . Map (db m69449) HM
12 Alabama, Henry County, Newville — Cureton Bridge / Cureton Bridge Post Office
Cureton Bridge Cureton Bridge was an old settlement named for the Cureton family who settled here in the early 1820's. The village was located on the East Fork of the Choctawhatchee River in western part of Henry County and Northeast of what . . . Map (db m164377) HM
13 Alabama, Henry County, Shorterville — Chattahoochee River Crossing
First settler crossings were made here prior to 1817 on a log ferry operated by Robert Irwin. First bridge built by Prescott and Bemis and destroyed by flood of 1855. Second wooden covered bridge was completed in 1869 by ex-slave Horace King. Third . . . Map (db m71843) HM
14 Alabama, Jackson County, Bridgeport — Bridgeport
Vital Memphis-Charleston Railroad, "backbone of Confederacy", spanned Tennessee River here. Bridge burned several times, 1862-3. Gen. Mitchell (US), occupying Huntsville after Battle of Shiloh, seized Bridgeport in April 1862 and held it . . . Map (db m83788) HM
15 Alabama, Jackson County, Bridgeport — Trail of Tears
May 23, 1838 the deadline for the Cherokee to move west to Oklahoma, Gen. Winfield Scott was sent in to AL, TN and GA to round up the Cherokee and place them in stockades near what is now Chattanooga, TN and Ft. Payne, AL. In June of 1838 about . . . Map (db m197505) HM
16 Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham — The Rainbow ViaductDedicated to the Brave Men of the 167th Infantry who fought to Preserve Our Freedom
On May 10, 1919, soon after its completion, this 21st Street Viaduct was named the Rainbow Viaduct in tribute to Alabama's famous 167th Infantry of the Rainbow Division, renowned for Bravery and Honor. The 167th was the Nation's only regiment in . . . Map (db m83860) HM
17 Alabama, Jefferson County, Hoover — Ross Bridge
In 1858 James Taylor Ross, a Scotchman, migrated to the South, acquired land and homesteaded in what is now Shades Valley. He provided land for the construction of a railway, including a bridge spanning Ross Creek. After the Ross family moved . . . Map (db m27302) HM
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18 Alabama, Jefferson County, McCalla — Tapawingo Bridge 1902
This iron truss bridge was used by thousands of Birmingham area residents in the early 1900s while visiting Tapawingo Springs, once a popular swimming spot and tourist location in northeast Jefferson County. The bridge was originally located . . . Map (db m107514) HM
19 Alabama, Lauderdale County, Florence — Ezra Lee CulverCity of Florence Walk of Honor
With a fourth grade education, Ezra Culver employed his own innovative concrete process in major 20th century projects. His construction experience included work on Yankee Stadium, Lincoln Tunnel and the Florida Keys bridges.Map (db m219299) HM
20 Alabama, Lauderdale County, Rogersville — Wheeler Dam • Wheeler Reservoir/Locks1936
Wheeler Dam Wheeler Dam is located south of here on the Tennessee River, between Lauderdale County on the north and Lawrence County on the south. It is located 275 miles above the mouth of the Tennessee River at Paducah, Ky. on the Ohio River. . . . Map (db m105132) HM
21 Alabama, Lee County, Auburn — Chewacla State Park(CCC)
Side 1 Under President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal (1933-1942), the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was established to provide work for single young men. The CCC's Company 4448, Camp Alabama SP-12, began work in September 1935 to . . . Map (db m85164) HM
22 Alabama, Lee County, Opelika — Salem Shotwell Covered Bridge
obverse This is the last surviving covered bridge in Lee County. It was constructed about 1900 by Otto Puls over Wacoochee Creek in the Town's lattice truss design. Materials used in the 75 foot long bridge included longleaf heart pine, . . . Map (db m85337) HM
23 Alabama, Limestone County, Elkmont — Sulphur Creek Trestle, 1864
Soon after this scene was captured of Union troops rebuilding Sulphur Creek Trestle, one mile south of here, in early 1864, the ring of hammers was replaced by the thunder of cannon fire. By the time the smoke cleared, more than 240 men were dead in . . . Map (db m154183) HM
24 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — C.B. "Bill" Miller Bridge
C.B. "Bill" Miller, of Miller and Miller, Inc., had a positive impact in all areas of the transportation industry across the State of Alabama. He has erected bridges, railroads, parks, pedestrian walks, airports, drainage, wastewater facilities, . . . Map (db m54247) HM
25 Alabama, Monroe County, Goodway — Old Federal Road
John Poebles had an established toll bridge over Little Escambia Creek in the early 1800’s. A dispute over the bridge arose between Poebles and John Hollinger. As a result Hollinger built a toll free bridge adjacent to Poebles’ toll bridge.Map (db m84378) HM
26 Alabama, Montgomery County, Montgomery — Union Station & Riverfront Park / Lower Commerce Street Reported missing
Union Station & Riverfront Park Transportation center of Montgomery located in this area for many years. First steamboat, the "Harriet," landed nearby 1821. City wharf constructed at landing place 1823. First railroad, Montgomery & West . . . Map (db m86470) HM
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27 Alabama, Morgan County, Hartselle — Skirmish at Woodall's BridgeApril 7, 1864
An estimated 600 Confederate and Union troops skirmished on this site on April 7, 1864 for control of crucial troop movements south of the Tennessee River during the Federal occupation of North Alabama. Confederate Brigadier General James . . . Map (db m72810) HM
28 Alabama, Pickens County, Pickensville — The Tennessee - Tombigbee Waterway
In June 1985, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, opened the Tennessee - Tombigbee Waterway. This carefully planned engineering effort created a year-round commercial navigation route 234 miles long. Stretching from the rugged north . . . Map (db m179089) HM
29 Alabama, Russell County, Phenix City — Before The Battle / Battle Of Girard
(obverse) Before The Battle All day that Easter Sunday the Confederate forces commanded by Col. Leon von Zinken awaited the Union Army they knew was on the way from Tuskegee. Lacking the men needed to hold it, they were forced to . . . Map (db m69058) HM
30 Alabama, Russell County, Phenix City — Confederates Set Fire To Lower Bridge
Early in the afternoon of April 16, 1865 the first major act in the Battle of Girard-Columbus took place. Union General Emory Upton sent the First Ohio cavalry charging down old Crawford Road to capture the Dillingham Bridge, then known as the lower . . . Map (db m69060) HM
31 Alabama, Russell County, Phenix City — Horace King
(side 1) Horace King a slave of John Godwin was construction foreman for the first Dillingham Street Bridge in 1832, when he and Godwin introduced the “town lattice” bridge design into the Chattahoochee Valley. King built most . . . Map (db m69064) HM
32 Alabama, Sumter County, Demopolis — The Rooster Bridge
Side A In 1919 a rooster sale organized by Frank Derby raised money to begin construction of a bridge over the Tombigbee River at Moscow Ferry. This was the last link in the completion of the Dixie Overland Highway between Savannah and San . . . Map (db m38074) HM
33 Alabama, Sumter County, Livingston — Sumter County's Covered Bridge
1860 Captain W. A. C. Jones of Livingston designed and built the bridge of hand-hewn yellow pine put together with large pegs, clear span 88 feet, overhead clearance 14 feet, and inside width 17 feet, across the Sucarnoochee River on old State . . . Map (db m92661) HM
34 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Daviston — Miller Covered Bridge1908~1963 — Horseshoe Bend National Military Park —
Completed in 1908, the bridge was the first to span the Tallapoosa River between Dadeville and New Site. It was named in honor of Nora E. Miller, who owned the land upon which the bridge was located. Dadeville builder W. H. Wynn and his son, Will, . . . Map (db m223949) HM
35 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Northport — Home Guard Defended Covered Bridge / Bridging The Black Warrior River
(Front):Home Guard Defended Covered Bridge3 April 1865 - Brig Gen John T. Croxton’s Cavalry Brigade departed camp at Johnson’s Ferry (Old Lock 17 area) to the Watermelon Road ending in Northport. As the Union troops entered Northport, the . . . Map (db m35679) HM
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36 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Burns’ Shoals
The remains of Burns' Shoals now lie nearly 40 feet underwater. This rock outcropping was the first of the shoals known as the "Falls of Tuscaloosa" and represents the "Fall Line" or contact point of the Coastal Plain and the Appalachian Plateau, . . . Map (db m28904) HM
37 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Horace King
Born a slave in South Carolina in 1807, Horace King became a master bridge builder while working with John Godwin. With the aid of Tuscaloosan Robert Jemison, King was freed by act of the Alabama legislature in 1846. He went on to build many bridges . . . Map (db m235771) HM
38 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — The M & O Railroad Trestle
This wooden and steel truss bridge was constructed for the Mobile and Ohio Railroad in 1898 by civil engineer Benjamin Hardaway, an 1887 graduate of The University of Alabama and former Tuscaloosa City Engineer. Originally 135-feet high with a . . . Map (db m28992) HM
39 Alaska, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Fairbanks — Cushman Street
“Instead of row after row of empty houses (Dawson), they are building new stores. The place is alive and busy-a little too crowded when we got there.” – a tourist in Fairbanks, 1928Map (db m47406) HM
40 Alaska, Juneau Borough, Juneau, Downtown Juneau — Calhoun Ave. Overpass
Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps — 1935 Olaf Torkelson, Juneau Street Commissioner from 1924-1936, was instrumental in the success of this project. The overpass was built to provide safe access for children who attended Capital School . . . Map (db m181738) HM
41 Alaska, Juneau Borough, Juneau, Downtown Juneau — Marine HighwaySea & Sky: Juneau's Links to the World
Local ferries once plied a triangular route linking Juneau, Douglas, and Thane. These three communities, each centered on a major mine, eventually merged into one. In 1935, a bridge was constructed linking Douglas Island with the mainland. In . . . Map (db m181794) HM
42 Alaska, Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Ketchikan — Keeping the Catch!
Shipments of iced halibut from Ketchikan to outside markets was pioneered by F.J. Hunt and H.C. Strong, following similar successful methods with salmon, and a thriving business was built through the construction of two large cold storage . . . Map (db m181914) HM
43 Alaska, Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Chitina — Wooden Wonder
“In constructing high trestles and in laying steel track on beds of ice and snow, storms, high winds, and extreme cold tried the patience and fidelity of the strongest and most faithful.” — Cordova Daily Alaskan April 1, . . . Map (db m173892) HM
44 Arizona, Coconino County, Grand Canyon National Park — Kaibab Trail Suspension BridgeNational Historic Civil Engineering Landmark
Constructed in 1928, the Kaibab Trail Suspension Bridge was the only crossing of the Colorado River in a distance of 754 miles from Moab, Utah to Needles, California. Built in a remove location with incredibly difficult access through rugged . . . Map (db m173929) HM
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45 Arizona, Coconino County, Marble Canyon — John Deering(Bih Bitoodnii Nez)
John Deering (Bih Bitoodnii Nez) born 1870 of the Deer Water Clan, his wife Susie Deering, born in 1878, of the Maii Deeshgiizhinii Clan, and their nine children, pioneered the areas of the Gap, Copper Mine, Cedar Ridge, Bitter Spring, Page, Marble . . . Map (db m189730) HM
46 Arizona, Coconino County, Marble Canyon — Lafe McDaniel
In memoriam to ironworker Lafe McDaniel October 3, 1887 to June 12, 1928 The only individual to die during the construction of the Navajo Bridge, Lafe McDaniel, a well like and highly experienced Kansas City ironworker, fell from near . . . Map (db m206713) HM
47 Arizona, Coconino County, Marble Canyon — Navajo Bridge
Navajo Bridge has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior August 31, 1981Map (db m94885) HM
48 Arizona, Coconino County, Marble Canyon — Navajo Bridge
There are three markers on this end of the Navajo Bridge. (Marker on left:) National Historical Civil Engineering Landmark American Society of Engineers 1852 Designated by the American Society of Civil Engineers . . . Map (db m94887) HM
49 Arizona, Coconino County, Marble Canyon — Navajo Bridge Erection Toggle Screw / Navajo BridgeState of Arizona — 1927 / 1928 —
This Erection Toggle Screw was used in the construction of the historic Navajo Bridge to maintain bridge vertical elevations and as a means of lowering bridge sections in place.Map (db m38469) HM
50 Arizona, Coconino County, Page — Glen Canyon Bridge / CablewaysReclamation: Managing Water in the West
Glen Canyon Bridge Majestic Glen Canyon Bridge, 865 feet (264 meters) downriver from the dam, was the highest steel-arch bridge in the United States when completed. The roadway is 700 feet (213 meters) above the surface of . . . Map (db m101903) HM
51 Arizona, Gila County, Roosevelt — The Bridge1987-1990 — Tonto National Forest —
Before dam modifications could begin, a $21.3 million bridge was built to relocate traffic off the top of Roosevelt Dam. Roosevelt Lake Bridge is the longest two-lane, single-span, steel-arch bridge in North America. The bridge, spanning 1,080 feet . . . Map (db m134161) HM
52 Arizona, Greenlee County, Clifton — Jose (Joe) M. Subia Memorial Bridge
Constructed – 1918 Rededicated – 1997 Greenlee County Board of Supervisors • Arizona Department of Transportation • Federal Highway Administration • Bureau of Land Management • State Historic Preservation Office • Cannon and Associates, Inc. • . . . Map (db m195854) HM
53 Arizona, Maricopa County, Arlington — Historic Gillespie Dam Bridge
Main Marker - Side A: The Historic Gillespie Dam Bridge spans the Gila River on Old US 80 Highway, between the communities of Arlington and Gila Bend. Built in 1927 as a Federal Aid Project, the bridge is a unique and elegant reminder of . . . Map (db m54936) HM
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54 Arizona, Maricopa County, Arlington — Original 1927 Bridge Roller BearingGillespie Dam Bridge Rehabilitation — 2012 Arizona Centennial Legacy Project —
In December 2011, as the Historic Gillespie Dam Bridge approached its 85th year of service, the Maricopa County Department of Transportation began a major bridge rehabilitation and repair effort to save one of Arizona's earliest and most significant . . . Map (db m69445) HM
55 Arizona, Maricopa County, Carefree — The Old Verde River Sheep Bridge
Marker 1 - (Main Marker): The original Verde River Sheep Bridge, also known as the Red Point Sheep Bridge, was constructed at this location in 1943 by Flagstaff Sheep Company, which had been grazing sheep in the area under a Forest . . . Map (db m53966) HM
56 Arizona, Maricopa County, Mesa — Prehistoric Irrigation in the Salt River Valley
Approximately 300 B.C. Prehistoric Indians entered the Salt River Valley. They developed an extensive canal system and raised corn, beans, squash, agave and cotton. Over 500 miles of Hohokam canal have been recorded in the Salt River . . . Map (db m49877) HM
57 Arizona, Mohave County, Lake Havasu City — British – American Friendship
"We are now friends with England and with all Mankind." Written by Benjamin Franklin, American Peace Commissioner in Paris, following the signing of the peace treaty ending the American Revolution September 1783 With American and . . . Map (db m31843) HM
58 Arizona, Mohave County, Lake Havasu City — City FoundersLake Havasu City, Arizona
Robert P. McCulloch, Sr, Founder and C.V. Wood, Jr., Master Planner London Bridge was purchased from the city of London on April 18, 1968 for $2,460,000.00. It took three years and another $4,500,000.00 to transport and build the bridge. The . . . Map (db m31841) HM
59 Arizona, Mohave County, Lake Havasu City — London Bridge
Opened By The Right Honorable The Lord Mayor Of London Alderman Sir Peter Studd G.B.E.M.A.D.Sc. In The Presence Of The Honorable Jack Williams Governor Of Arizona October 10, 1971 Robert P. McCulloch Sr          C.V. Wood Jr. . . . Map (db m4328) HM
60 Arizona, Mohave County, Lake Havasu City — Robert P. McCulloch, Sr.
[Upper Plaque]: In grateful memory Robert P. McCulloch, Sr. Whose purchase of London Bridge in 1968 saved it for the enjoyment and use of posterity [Lower Plaque]: October 10, 1981 on this 150th Anniversary . . . Map (db m6974) HM
61 Arizona, Navajo County, Holbrook — Little Colorado River Bridge
Six hundred feet to the west of this location stood the original Little Colorado River Bridge. This steel truss bridge designed by the Arizona Highway Department stood at that location for 1928 to 1988. This landmark structure remained intact and . . . Map (db m95155) HM
62 Arizona, Navajo County, Pinedale — The Mauretta B. Thomas Pinedale Memorial Bridge
In recognition of her unselfish participation and example in community beautification. Serving on the town bicentennial committee, she proposed the covered bridge and the planting of pine trees along the lane north to the highway as being worth . . . Map (db m36665) HM
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63 Arizona, Navajo County, Winslow — The Winslow Bridge
This date medallion is from the Winslow Bridge that once spanned the Little Colorado River on historic Route 66 just east of Winslow. Because the river had always proved a daunting impediment to travelers, this bridge crossing became a strategic . . . Map (db m32781) HM
64 Arizona, Navajo County, Woodruff — Historic Woodruff Snowflake BridgeConstructed 1917 • Relocated 1939 • Rehabilitated 2017
Owner Navajo County, AZ Design Engineer American Bridge Company Rehabilitation Engineer Jerry A. Cannon The Little Colorado River formed one of the most formidable obstacles to transcontinental travel across Arizona on Route 66. The . . . Map (db m195839) HM
65 Arizona, Pima County, Tucson, Colonia Solana — Epes RandolphAugust 16, 1856 – August 22, 1921
[ Four markers are mounted on the four sides around the base of the monument. ] Side A: Southern Pacific Railroad Map Epes commanded the "Randolph Lines" that connected Phoenix and southern Arizona's outlying communities . . . Map (db m38936) HM
66 Arizona, Pima County, Tucson, Downtown — Garcés FootbridgePuente de Garcés — Historic Site —
Memorial to Francisco Garcés, explorer and first Franciscan missionary to the Pima village at the foot of Sentinel Peak. In 1770 Garcés and the Pimas constructed at that site the first substantial building in Tucson, a mission residence with two . . . Map (db m83034) HM
67 Arizona, Pima County, Tucson, Historic Fourth Avenue — Fourth Avenue UnderpassConstructed 2009
Tucson City Engineer ― Jim Clock Design Engineer ― Cannon & Associates, Inc. TranSystems Corp. Contractor ― Sundt Construction, Inc. Long known as the Gateway to the East End of Downtown, the Fourth Avenue Underpass in a . . . Map (db m31527) HM
68 Arizona, Pima County, Tucson, Historic Fourth Avenue — Historic Fourth Avenue UnderpassConstructed 1916 – Demolished in 2008
Tucson City Engineer ― J. Mos Ruthrauff Design Engineer ― L. R. Walker Contractor ― Bent Brothers In 1913, in an effort to separate pedestrians, vehicles, bicycles and wagons from trains, the City of Tucson embarked on a . . . Map (db m31526) HM
69 Arizona, Pima County, Tucson, NEC Speedway & Kolb — Airmen Memorial Bridge
On November 30, 1944, at 7:40 A.M. 18 airmen from Davis-Monthan Army Air Field died following a mid-air collision between two B-24 Liberator Bombers over the Pantano Wash. This bridge is dedicated to those brave men who lost their lives while on a . . . Map (db m100761) HM WM
70 Arizona, Pima County, Vail — Cienega BridgeBuilt 1921
Has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior September 30, 1988Map (db m67763) HM
71 Arizona, Yuma County, Wellton — Red Top Wash Bridge
Constructed 1931, Widened 1949 Replaced 2009-2010 Federal Highway Administration Arizona State Highway Department Owner: Yuma County Designer: TransSystems Corporation Contractor: Bison Contracting Co.
. . . Map (db m62009) HM
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72 Arizona, Yuma County, Yuma — "Ocean to Ocean" Highway Bridge
The gray bridge, finished in 1915, is the "Ocean to Ocean" Highway Bridge. This was the final link in a highway stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast. Its presence meant travelers no longer had to wait for the ferry to cross the Colorado . . . Map (db m158287) HM
73 Arizona, Yuma County, Yuma — Ocean-to-Ocean Highway BridgeConstructed - 1915 & Rededicated - 2002
In 1913 after strong campaigning from the citizens of Yuma, Representative Carl Hayden secured funding for this bridge. When completed, it was the only highway bridge across the Colorado River for 1,200 miles. It was partially funded by the Office . . . Map (db m46786) HM
74 Arizona, Yuma County, Yuma — Site of Old Ferry LandingYuma Crossing
Below the junction of the Gila and the Colorado rivers was the only natural ford on the southern trail to the Pacific. Though often menacing, Indians helped early travelers across on crude rafts. Several ferries operated from 1850 on. Best known . . . Map (db m158300) HM
75 Arkansas, Carroll County, Beaver — Beaver Bridge
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m225152) HM
76 Arkansas, Conway County, Winrock — Davies Bridge: Symbol of a Legacy
Davies Bridge, a sturdy Rustic-style structure, stands today as an emblem of the park's Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) heritage and the Davies family's contributions to Arkansas State Parks. In 1932, Samuel G. Davies, a graduate of . . . Map (db m233672) HM
77 Arkansas, Conway County, Winrock — Special Places to See
As you explore these unique structures around Petit Jean State Park, you will find that nature and history are strongly connected here. Rock House Cave - Explore this sandstone bluff shelter and look for ancient Native American . . . Map (db m233679) HM
78 Arkansas, Crawford County, Van Buren — Web of Enterprise
John Drennen made profitable choices during his diverse professional life as merchant, bank trustee, plantation owner, and Indian agent. He linked his future to the fledgling town of Van Buren, and built his family home here, . . . Map (db m120426) HM
79 Arkansas, Fulton County, Mammoth Spring — What Am I Standing On?
You are standing on the support for a bridge across Spring Lake. The bridge provided an important link between the train station and the city of Mammoth Spring. The first bridge, made of wood, was replaced by a steel bridge. The steel bridge was . . . Map (db m192168) HM
80 Arkansas, Grant County, Leola — 113 — Jenkins Ferry / Pontoon Bridge
Jenkins Ferry In 1846, Thomas Jenkins paid the Saline County clerk $1 to register to “keep a ferry” and charge travelers to cross the Saline near the mouth of Cox’s Creek when the river was at flood stage. Gen. Frederick . . . Map (db m121204) HM
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81 Arkansas, Greene County, Walcott — CCC Stone Arch Bridge
Crowley's Ridge State Park is here today due to the hard work, dedication, and ingenuity of the local community and the Civilian Conservation Corps. Roosevelt's Tree Army The men of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) companies 1729, 2736, . . . Map (db m170556) HM
82 Arkansas, Hot Spring County, Malvern — 122 — Bridging the Ouachita River
Gen. Frederick Steele led a Union army from Little Rock on March 23, 1864, to join an invasion of Texas. Confederate skirmishers harassed the army as it reached Rockport March 27. An inflatable pontoon bridge, in 34 wagons and served by men of the . . . Map (db m121148) HM
83 Arkansas, Newton County, Township of Marble City — Old Buffalo River Bridge
This is the site of the Old Buffalo River Bridge also known as the Pruitt Bridge. The Arkansas Highway Department designed the bridge in one day. Fred Luttjohann of Topeka, Kansas built it in 1931 for a contract bid of $55,226.09. The Virginia . . . Map (db m225343) HM
84 Arkansas, Phillips County, Helena — Does the river ever flood?
Flooding, a long-feared natural phenomenon, is a very real concern throughout the region. Water has spilled from the banks of the Mississippi many times over the years, causing widespread fear and devastation. The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, . . . Map (db m231575) HM
85 Arkansas, Phillips County, Helena — The Helena Bridge
Built in 1961, the Helena bridge is about a mile long and 28 feet wide. It stretches across the Mississippi River, linking Helena with the town of Lula, Mississippi via US 49. Before the bridge Until the early 1960s, there was no bridge . . . Map (db m231574) HM
86 Arkansas, Pulaski County, Jacksonville — A Gallant ChargeThe First Iowa Cavalry Charges Burning Reed's Bridge
As Gen. John Davidson saw flames erupting from the only bridge across Bayou Meto, he ordered Lt. Col. Daniel Anderson to take his First Iowa Cavalry Regiment and save the bridge, if possible. Anderson and his men thundered down the Memphis to . . . Map (db m116543) HM
87 Arkansas, Pulaski County, Jacksonville — The Brigade Moved ForwardThe Opening Movements of the Battle of Reed's Bridge
The first action of the Battle of Reed's Bridge occurred east of where you are standing when 125 Missouri Confederates opened fire on Brigadier General John Wynn Davidson's Union cavalry division at about 11 a.m. on August 27, 1863. The . . . Map (db m116603) HM
88 Arkansas, Pulaski County, Jacksonville — Thunder on Bayou MetoConfederate Artillery in the Battle for Reed's Bridge
As Reed's Bridge burned and Confederate artillery broke up the charge of the First Iowa Cavalry Regiment, Union artillery opened fire on Brigadier General John S. Marmaduke at his position near Lt. Charlie Bell's "little teaser" prairie gun. . . . Map (db m116569) HM
89 Arkansas, Pulaski County, Jacksonville — Battle of Reed's Bridge
On August 27, 1863 the Federal army was advancing along the Military Road toward Little Rock when its Cavalry Division of 6,000 men under Gen. John W. Davidson attempted a crossing here and was met by a Confederate force of 4,000 under Gen. John S. . . . Map (db m116508) HM
90 Arkansas, Pulaski County, Little Rock — Clinton Presidential Park Bridge History
1898-Choctaw, Oklahoma & Gulf Railrod (CO&G) entered the Little Rock market by leasing (and later buying) the Little Rock & Memphis Railroad. 1899-CO&G built the Choctaw Station and the railroad bridge over the Arkansas River at Little . . . Map (db m208851) HM
91 Arkansas, Pulaski County, Little Rock — River Traffic
Ferries: Early ferry services were established as a ford on the Southwest Trail at "the point of rocks" between 1812 and 1819. Eventually, there were ferries in at least three locations serving the city, one just above the Old State House, . . . Map (db m117432) HM
92 Arkansas, Pulaski County, Little Rock — Smaller Rock, Big BridgeLa Petite Roche Historical Walk
Post-Civil War, railroads became vital to the Arkansas economy. Point of Rocks was a natural support for a railroad bridge on the river. In October 1872, construction began at the Little Rock with several tons of rock removed from the . . . Map (db m116541) HM
93 Arkansas, Pulaski County, Little Rock — The "Little Rock"1722
A section of the "Little Rock" located at the foot of Rock Street forming the south pier of the railroad bridge over the Arkansas River, being the first rock seen by the French explorer, Bernard De La Harpe, on his voyage from the mouth of the . . . Map (db m102141) HM
94 Arkansas, Pulaski County, Little Rock, Arkansas River Trail — A Piece of the Rock, a Piece of HistoryLa Petite Roche Historical Walk
The Little Rock was not always as it is now. To support the Junction Bridge and ensure an adequate channel for river traffic, much of the Rock was removed in 1872 and 1884. No one knows how the Point of Rocks looked before progress took its . . . Map (db m116557) HM
95 Arkansas, Pulaski County, Little Rock, Overlook — McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System
How the Locks Work When a boat enters the lock the gates close and the water level inside the lock is raised to the upstream level or lowered to the downstream level, depending on which way the boat is moving. The locks are filled . . . Map (db m208844) HM
96 Arkansas, Pulaski County, Little Rock, Overlook — The Story of the Big Dam Bridge Monoliths
Many people have asked about the 'monoliths' of concrete that are a feature of the plazas on the north and south side of the Big Dam Bridge. These 'monoliths' are a part of the story of the Big Dam Bridge. The Bridge is not only unique in . . . Map (db m208842) HM
97 Arkansas, Pulaski County, North Little Rock — Four Bridges — Arkansas River Trail —
Four major bridges connect the various elements of the Arkansas River Trail, allowing visitors to easily cross the river and explore different areas. Big Dam Bridge Dedicated on September 20, 2006, the Big Dam Bridge is the longest . . . Map (db m208848) HM
98 Arkansas, Randolph County, Pocahontas — Old Black River Bridge
This is the site of the Old Black River Bridge. After gaining congressional approval, the Arkansas State Highway Commission design the Bridge, and the Pittsburgh-Des Moines Steel Company of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania built it in 1934. The Bridge was . . . Map (db m180431) HM
99 Arkansas, Randolph County, Pocahontas — The Black River
"A channel broad and deep…" W B Guion, United States civil engineer Aug. 1 1837
You are standing on a bluff overlooking the Black River, in the heart of historic Pocahontas. This spot offers an . . . Map (db m170278) HM
100 Arkansas, White County, Searcy — 39 — Searcy Landing in the Civil War / Guerrilla War on the Little Red
Searcy Landing in the Civil War Searcy Landing was a steamboat stop with cotton warehouses before the war. On May 9, 1862, Col. P.J. Osterhaus's 3rd Division of the Union Army of the Southwest built a bridge across the Little Red River, . . . Map (db m116325) HM

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