Covered Bridge in Arkansas Resembles a Norman Rockwell Painting
Normally, when you think of wood-covered bridges you think of Vermont, the state known for having the most covered bridges, 100. But did you know that Arkansas actually has several wood-covered bridges?
One of the most beautiful bridges happens to be located in Burns Park in North Little Rock. The one-lane beautiful wooden covered bridge looks like something you would see in a Norman Rockwall painting because, for a moment in time, you are transported back to a simpler time whether you drive or walk over the bridge.
According to All About Arkansas, the red-covered wooden bridge was built in 1972 and is approximately 85 feet long spanning the East Fork White Oak Bayou, and is the second longest covered bridge in the state.
The replica-covered bridge is surrounded by a peaceful creek and a nearby gazebo for relaxing and gazing at this magnificent gem located in Central Arkansas.
The bridge is a favorite for professional and amateur photographers who want to capture stunning images of the bridge and the beauty of Burns Park.
About Burns Park
Burns Park is a 1,700-acre park that features two golf courses, soccer fields, an amusement park, and a camping, RV, and recreation area. The park was named after an influential local doctor named William Burns, who loved the land so much that he was offered to purchase the land for $20,000. In 1950, the park was named in honor of his contributions to the park. The park also has a cabin that was built prior to the Civil War.
So, if you are ever in Central Arkansas it's worth the drive to Burns Park in North Little Rock to see a little piece of Arkansas history and perhaps a little piece of heaven too.
Sadly, in April a tornado ripped through North Little Rock and did significant damage to the park, Clean-up has been going on for months and some parts may still be closed but for the most part, the park is back open to the general public.
For a complete list of covered bridges in Arkansas go to the website, Only in Your State.