The steel skeletal remains of the “Old 412 Bridge” located at the Lawrence County/Greene County line between Walnut Ridge and Light spanning the Cache River.

The Cache River Bridge was designed by the Arkansas State Highway Department and erected as part of a general improvement of the road connecting Walnut Ridge, Lawrence County, and Paragould, Greene County. It was built, in 1934, by the Vincennes Bridge Company, historically one of the most important of the twentieth century bridge building companies. The structure, a representative Parker pony truss, is most renowned for its simple skew which allows the river to be spanned in a very economical fashion.

Not much remains but the columns and steel skeleton of the bridge which stands just feet away from the newer 4-lane concrete bridge.

(Black/White photos circa 1968 from the Library Of Congress)