Creator

Date Original

1847

Description

This collection contains a Little Rock Bridge Company stock certificate issued to Daniel H. Bingham dated January 1, 1847.

Biographical/Historical Note

The first documented franchise bridge was the Washita Bridge built over the Ouachita River at Rockport in Hot Spring County. The Washita Bridge was built by the Little Rock Bridge Company in 1846 under the direction of Captain Daniel H. Bingham. The bridge was described as “a lattice type bridge built of wood” and cost $20,000 to build. The Washita Bridge was one of the first documented covered bridges in the state; it was washed away in a flood the year after its construction.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.060.009

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Little Rock Bridge Company stock certificate, SMC.060.009

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Little Rock Bridge Company stock certificate, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Disciplines

United States History

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