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Tonight's Lights

Spring Colors on the Bridge

Lovely spring colors are decking our bridge:  greens, blue, mint, and cyan mimic the beautiful water and the spring blooms.

The Historic Cotter Bridge

The Historic Cotter Bridge

Dedicated in 1930, the historic R.M. Ruthven Bridge spans the White River at Cotter, Arkansas. The iconic structure is the longest concrete “rainbow” arch bridge in the United States. The six-span structure was built by the Bateman Contracting Company of Nashville, Tennessee in 1929 from a design patented in 1912 by James Marsh of Marsh Engineering Company. Restoration of the historic bridge was completed in 2004. Today, the bridge is a point of pride for the city of Cotter and is a must-see destination for visitors to the Arkansas Ozarks.

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View of Cotter Bridge from train tracks that run under the bridge

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Thank You

Thank You

to our Legacy Donors Peter & Jan Peitz for making Peitz River Lights possible

Group of donors standing in front of cotter bridge holding a large check