- Associated Press - Monday, June 23, 2014

ZINC, Ark. (AP) - Officials say a pier on a historic footbridge in north Arkansas has collapsed after crews were working to repair it.

The Zinc Swinging Bridge has spanned Sugar Orchard Creek for 87 years. It’s the only pedestrian bridge of its kind in the state, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.

Officials say the pier split apart when the bridge cables were removed to begin repair work.

Zinc alderman Marion Newman says the town has some money in its general revenue fund to repair the bridge - but if more is needed, the town will hold a pie supper to raise money.

He tells the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/1nx8kkO ) that the damaged pier must be removed and a new concrete pier will be poured in its place.

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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com

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