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Cotter Bridge, Spanning White River at U.S. Highway 62, Cotter, Baxter County, AR

Cotter Bridge, Spanning White River at U.S. Highway 62, Cotter, Baxter County, AR

 
 
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Significance: The Cotter Bridge is the only bridge in Arkansas known to be designed and engineered by the Marsh Engineering Company, a significant twentieth-century bridge-building company. Among the largest they ever designed, it is also an excellent example of the company's patented Marsh Rainbow Arch. A unique feature of the bridge is that it was constructed by means of a cableway, suspended across the river, over which all materials were transported to various parts of the structure. The Cotter Bridge was instrumental in making accessible a new region of the Ozarks, an important recreational area in the United States. It became Arkansas' first National Civil Engineering Landmark in 1986.
Survey number: HAER AR-15
Building/structure dates: 1930 Initial Construction

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Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Ruthven, R M
Marsh Engineering Company
Bateman Contracting Company
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Library of Congress
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html