Illinois River Bridge at Phillips Ford

Address: Co. Rd. 848 over the Illinois River, Savoy, Arkansas. County/parish: Washington.

NRIS 08001344

Added to the National Register of Historic Places January 22, 2009.

Part of Historic Bridges of Arkansas MPS (NRIS 64500021).

Also known as:

  • Bridge #17405
  • Site # WA0961
  • Washington County Road 848 Bridge

From Wikipedia:

Illinois River Bridge at Phillips Ford

The Illinois River Bridge at Phillips Ford is a historic bridge in rural northern Washington County, Arkansas. It is a double-span closed-spandrel concrete arch bridge built in 1928 by the Luten Bridge Company, and it carries County Road 848 across the Illinois River in the Ozark National Forest south of U.S. Route 412 (US 412). The bridge's arches each span 81 feet (25 m), and the total structure length is 168 feet (51 m). The bridge uses Luten's patented method of reducing material in the bridge by the addition of metal rings to the spandrel walls.

The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.

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Architects:

  • Luten Bridge Co.

Architectural styles:

  • Other

National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/08001344

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