By Associated Press - Sunday, December 13, 2015

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - A preliminary report suggests that the historic War Eagle Bridge in Benton County can be saved and officials are considering several options on how to repair the structure.

The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports ( ) that the county spent more than $640,000 on repairs in 2010, but inspection reports from the Highway Department in 2013 identified several critical deficiencies and structural problems. The Benton County landmark was built in 1907.

The county has reduced the bridge’s posted weight limit to 3 tons while it considers what to do with it.

A majority of residents who turned out for a meeting earlier this year supported keeping the bridge in place and open for vehicles.


Information from: Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette,

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