Illinois River Bridge (Siloam Springs, Arkansas)

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Illinois River Bridge
Illinois River Bridge, Siloam Springs.jpg
Illinois River Bridge (Siloam Springs, Arkansas) is located in Arkansas
Illinois River Bridge (Siloam Springs, Arkansas)
Illinois River Bridge (Siloam Springs, Arkansas) is located in the US
Illinois River Bridge (Siloam Springs, Arkansas)
Location 6 mi. E of Siloam Springs, Siloam Springs, Arkansas
Coordinates 36°9′59″N 94°26′1″W / 36.16639°N 94.43361°W / 36.16639; -94.43361Coordinates: 36°9′59″N 94°26′1″W / 36.16639°N 94.43361°W / 36.16639; -94.43361
Area less than one acre
Built 1922
MPS Benton County MRA
NRHP reference # 87002420[1]
Added to NRHP January 28, 1988

The Illinois River Bridge, also known as the Midway Bridge,[2] is a historic concrete arch bridge near Siloam Springs, Arkansas. It is located in Ozark National Forest, about 6 miles (9.7 km) east of Siloam Springs, at the end of Chambers Springs Road (which it formerly carried) south of United States Route 412. The bridge has two elliptical arch spans, each spanning 68 feet (21 m), with a total structure length of 139 feet (42 m). Built in 1922 by the Luten Bridge Company of Knoxville, Tennessee, it is one of a modest number of bridges of this once-popular and common type remaining in the state.[3]

The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1] It has also been documented in a Historic American Engineering Record report.[2]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Historic American Engineering Record: AR-28 Illinois River Bridge (Midway Bridge)" (PDF). Arkansas State Highways Department. 
  3. ^ "NRHP nomination for Illinois River Bridge" (PDF). Arkansas Preservation. Retrieved 2015-01-25.