Bridge #2, Hot Springs National Park – Hot Springs AR

City:
Hot Springs, AR

Site Type:
Infrastructure and Utilities, Roads, Bridges, and Tunnels

New Deal Agencies:
Work Relief Programs, Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)

Completed:
1935

Description

“This road and drainage structure was erected at Lake Catherine State Park [now a part of Hot Springs National Park]…for the purpose of providing a passable roadbed for the construction of the main vehicular access road into the park” (Story, 1992). The bridge was constructed of stone walls and foundation with concrete lintel and deck by the 3777th Company of the Civilian Conservation Corps, Arkansas District, stationed at Friendship, Arkansas. “This structure was constructed by the CCC as part of the overall plan to develop this site as a public park to be administered by the state of Arkansas”   (https://www.arkansaspreservation.com).

Source notes

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. Shorewood Hills Bridge # 2. Retrieved from https://www.arkansaspreservation.com/historic-properties/_search_nomination_popup.aspx?id=1517. Story, K. (1992). Nomination form for the National Register of Historic Places, Bridge # 2. Retrieved from https://www.arkansaspreservation.com/!userfiles/HS0073.nr.pdf.

Site originally submitted by Susan Allen on January 22, 2014.

Location Info


Hwy. 171
Hot Springs, AR 72105

Location notes: The bridge is located on Hwy. 171, west of Slunger Creek

Coordinates: 34.4366622807694, -92.92533

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