Mulberry River Bridge (Pleasant Hill, Arkansas)

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Mulberry River Bridge
Mulberry Bridge, Franklin County, Arkansas.jpg
Mulberry Bridge under rehabilitation, August 2011
Mulberry River Bridge (Pleasant Hill, Arkansas) is located in Arkansas
Mulberry River Bridge (Pleasant Hill, Arkansas)
Mulberry River Bridge (Pleasant Hill, Arkansas) is located in the US
Mulberry River Bridge (Pleasant Hill, Arkansas)
Nearest city Pleasant Hill, Arkansas
Coordinates 35°31′57″N 94°2′27″W / 35.53250°N 94.04083°W / 35.53250; -94.04083Coordinates: 35°31′57″N 94°2′27″W / 35.53250°N 94.04083°W / 35.53250; -94.04083
Area less than one acre
Built 1912/1929
Architect Lakeside Bridge & Steel Co.
Architectural style Pratt through truss
MPS Historic Bridges of Arkansas MPS
NRHP Reference # 06001272[1]
Added to NRHP January 24, 2007

The Mulberry River Bridge, also known as the Silver Bridge and the Wire Ford Bridge,[2] is a historic bridge Pratt through truss bridge northeast of Pleasant Hill, Arkansas, now a neighborhood of the city of Mulberry. The bridge (which is closed for renovations) normally carries Wire Road/Center Point Road across the Mulberry River. The bridge has three spans, set on metal caissons filled with concrete, and has a total length of 342 feet (104 m). Each span measures 105 feet (32 m), and has a deck width of 12 feet (3.7 m) and a vertical clearance of 13 feet (4.0 m).[3] In 1927 it was rebuilt when two of the three spans were washed out by the Mulberry River.[2] The bridge is the last known multi-span Pratt through truss bridge in the state.[3]

The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.[1]

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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 http://bridgehunter.com/ar/franklin/mulberry-67/
  3. ^ a b "NRHP nomination for Mulberry River Bridge" (PDF). Arkansas Preservation. Retrieved 2015-04-01.