Group Hopes To Re-Purpose Old White River Bridge

An effort is underway to transform the old bridge that spans the White River at Clarendon, but state partners are still awaiting federal backing, including support from U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark.

An organization, Friends of the Historic White River Bridge at Clarendon, wants to turn the bridge into one of the longest elevated bicycling, pedestrian and nature platforms in the world. The bridge was slated to be torn down but the Arkansas Supreme Court issued an injunction July 27th to give state and federal entities 60 days to negotiate a deal, according to a release from FHWRB. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Department of Interior have at times shown interest in the project, but recently have cooled to the idea, the release states.   MORE

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