Old US 71--Ashdown Segment

Address: N. Park Ave. between E. Main St. & US 71, Ashdown, Arkansas. County/parish: Little River.

NRIS 12001232

Added to the National Register of Historic Places January 29, 2013.

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

Also known as:

  • Site # LR0032, North Park Avenue

From Wikipedia:

Old U.S. Route 71 (Ashdown, Arkansas)

Old US 71 – Ashdown Segment is a former alignment of U.S. Route 71 (US 71) in Ashdown, Arkansas. The roadway consists of about 0.5 miles (0.80 km) of North Park Avenue, extending from its intersection with the current of alignment of US 71 in the north, to East Main Street in the south. It is significant as a well-preserved example of concrete highway construction from the 1930s, built in a period when this was the preferred form of roadway surface. This segment of the highway was built using "Bates-style" pavement with reinforcing rods, and is 18 feet (5.5 m) wide.

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

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National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/12001232