Ride & Drive Eureka Springs 2018

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Beavertown Bridge

A favorite site among riders, the one lane suspension bridge is located at Beaver, Arkansas just north of Eureka Springs on Hwy 187. Constructed in 1949 to span the upper portion of Table Rock Lake which is part of the White River system, today it is the only suspension bridge in Arkansas that is open to traffic and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990. Riders love to stop on the west side of the bridge in the town of Beaver for a great photo with friends and this historic structure stretching 550 feet long making an impressive backdrop to commemorate their journey across this 68 year old landmark. The bridge serves the town of Beaver as the only connection point north of Eureka Springs for state Hwy 23 and US Hwy 62. The small community is only about a ½ mile square in size and averages about 100 permanent residents. 4

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