Old US 71--Little River Approach

Address: Ashely Camp Rd. from the N bank of the Little R to S of the old US 71 and AR 27, Ben Lomond, Arkansas. County/parish: Sevier.

NRIS 04000493

Added to the National Register of Historic Places May 26, 2004.

Part of Arkansas Highway History and Architecture MPS (NRIS 64500014).

Also known as:

  • Ashley Camp Road
  • SV0090-SV009511

From Wikipedia:

Old U.S. Route 71 (Little River approach)

Old US 71-Little River Approach is a largely abandoned section of an old alignment of U.S. Route 71 (US 71) in southern Sevier County, Arkansas. Now designated Ashley Camp Road, it is a 2.75-mile-long (4.43 km) section of road, extending south from Arkansas Highway 234 to the Little River. It parallels the existing alignment of US 71, which travels to the west of this road section. The road is 18 feet (5.5 m) wide, with no shoulder, and was built in 1934 of Bates-style concrete, notable for its embedded reinforcing rods. The road was built on fill in order to raise it above the floodplain of the Little River, and includes five period bridges built as reliefs in the event of river flooding. It is the longest and most-intact section of the original US 71 alignment in the county.

The roadway was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.

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Architects:

  • Kochtizky and Johnson Inc.
  • McGeorge, W. P.

National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/04000493

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