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Paint The Rails on May 3

Workin’ Bridges is seeking donations of $50 and $450 to paint the safety rails on the soon-to-be-restored Springfield-Des Arc bridge that will be located in Beaverfork Park.

A “bridge update” is set for Wednesday, May 3, at 4pm at the Kings Event Center on Front Street. All donations are tax-deductible; the non-profit organization works across the country saving these old bridges.

Contact Julie Bowers of Workin’ Bridges for more information.

Bridge Update: April, 2017

On Saturday, April 22, at 10 am a representative of the Workin’ Bridges Company will be at Beaverfork Park in Conway where the bridge will be located to give an update on the process of reinstalling the structure.

She will also report on several archeological discoveries that have been made during the work.

Take the first left into the parking lot after entering the park.

Light refreshments will be served.

Society Receives Grants for Bridge Signage

The Faulkner County Historical Society has been awarded two grants for the interpretive signage for the restored Springfield Bridge which will be placed at Beaverfork Park. A grant in the amount of $1,958 for the project, “Historical Interpretations of the Springfield Bridge,” is supported in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. In addition, the Conway Community Foundation, an affiliate of Arkansas Community Foundation, Continue reading

Society Plans Springfield-Des Arc Bridge Signage

Once the Springfield-Des Arc bridge is restored at Lake Beaverfork in Conway, the Society is ensuring that visitors understand the historical significance of one of the oldest bowstring iron truss bridges in the U.S.

FCHS has obtained a $1,958 grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and a $407 grant from the Conway Community Foundation to construct signs with more information about the bridge. The signs will be a photographic print on aluminum, which allows for full-color images and text.

One sign will contain the history of the bridge, while the other sign will describe the process of preservation and relocation. A QR code will send visitors to the Springfield-Des Arc Bridge page on our FCHS website for more information.

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.