So, ARDOT has built a new bridge and is in the process of dismantling the old one. It was going to be donated to the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority, but they back out of the deal. Could it have been preserved in place as a pedestrian bridge? Yes, but ARDOT didn't want to be responsible / liable if someone fell off the bridge or otherwise had a problem. So, they are demolishing it.
By my calculations, this was one of the oldest bridges on Arkansas highway that was still in service.
I'm disappointed, I'm sad, I'm angry but I can't do anything about it. It'a another ARDOT "pet project" to waste money on.
(don't ask me where the white background came from: Blogger did it, not me.)