Despite being placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988, the Springfield-Des Arc Bridge had fallen into disrepair and was on the verge of being lost to history forever when the Faulkner County Historical Society and the City of Conway stepped up Continue reading
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.
Faulkner County Historical Society and the city of Conway will host a public meeting with Workin’ Bridges executive director Julie Bowers on Wednesday evening, May 3, from 4:00 until 8:00 at the Kings event center on Front Street.
Ms. Bowers will update attendees on Continue reading
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.
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