United States Highway 61 Arch

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United States Highway 61 Arch
United States Highway 61 Arch, AR-MO state line.jpg
United States Highway 61 Arch is located in Arkansas
United States Highway 61 Arch
Nearest city Blytheville, Arkansas
Coordinates 35°59′58″N 89°53′54″W / 35.99944°N 89.89833°W / 35.99944; -89.89833Coordinates: 35°59′58″N 89°53′54″W / 35.99944°N 89.89833°W / 35.99944; -89.89833
Area less than one acre
Built 1922 (1922)
Built by Hall, H.H., Construction Company
Architectural style Horseshoe Arch
Governing body State
MPS Arkansas Highway History and Architecture MPS
NRHP Reference # 01001177[1]
Added to NRHP October 28, 2001

The United States Highway 61 Arch is an arch which crosses U.S. Highway 61 at the Arkansas-Missouri state line, between Blytheville, Arkansas and Steele. The concrete horseshoe arch reads "Entering Arkansas" on one side and "Entering Missouri" on the other. The Mississippi County, Arkansas Road Improvement District built the arch in 1924 after paving the highway; it erected a similar arch over the highway at the Crittenden County line, but the other arch was removed in the 1950s. At the time, the highway was called the North-South Road, and it was already a major route between St. Louis and Memphis; the next year, it was designated as part of US 61. The arch is the only archway over a U.S. Highway in Arkansas.[2]

The arch was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 28, 2001.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Cothren, Zac (August 29, 2001). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: United States Highway 61 Arch". National Park Service. Retrieved March 25, 2014.