NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT/KARK) - Residents in one central Arkansas community are sharing their concerns over the closure of a near century old bridge.
According to KARK, a 93-year-old bridge has been deemed unsafe by the city of North Little Rock. They say that although the bridge is an old one, it is not a "historic" bridge.
Because it does not fall into that category, there are no plans to fix or replace the bridge but to tear it down.
Keith Broadway who says he drives over the bridge approximately five to six times a day says the community needs the connectivity the bridge offers.
The bridge has original wood blocking that dates to 1925, however, steel reinforcements were added in the late 1980's.
Mayor Joe Smith says since the bridge is not historic, it leaves the city with few options.