2021 Sandwiching in History Tour: Baring Cross Bridge

January 9, 2021 12:00 PM to January 9, 2021 12:45PM

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January 8th – Baring Cross Bridge, Arkansas River, Little Rock to North Little Rock; Sandwiching in History Tours will continue to be virtual this year with a line up of unique sites from around our state. These tours premiere on Facebook the first Friday* of each month at noon and are archived on our YouTube channel.
*Dates can vary so please see calendar for specific information.

Originally opened in 1873 for the Cairo and Fulton Railroad, this bridge was expanded to include an upper road deck built above the railroad tracks in 1877. This bridge was rebuilt with a lower roadway alongside the tracks in 1886. In the flood of 1927, the bridge was lost to the raging Arkansas River floodwaters. In 1929, the bridge reopened to railroad traffic under the direction of the Missouri Pacific Railroad. In 1967, the current lift span section of the bridge was installed.
Today, under the ownership of the Union Pacific Railroad, the bridge continues to facilitate railroad traffic across the Arkansas River.

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