North Fork Bridge, Spans North Fork of White River at State Highway 5, Norfork, Baxter County, AR
Significance: Designed by the Arkansas State Highway Department as a result of the unexpected cost involved in the erection of a proposed concrete deck arch bridge, the North Fork bridge was an early example of the modern steel deck truss bridge. Its historical context, where economy prevailed over the more architectural concrete design, and the curiosity of its design, where the deck truss narrows at each end span, contribute to its significance as a representative steel deck truss.
Survey number: HAER AR-10
Building/structure dates: 1937 Initial Construction