Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Arkansas postcard past

- By Ray Hanley

Lake Norfork, circa 1960: The line to get one’s car onto the ferry at Panther Bay could stretch for a mile. The first estimates to replace the ferries with a bridge came in at $9 million in 1960. Bids were finally let for a bridge in 1979 at a cost of $31 million. The last ferry crossing was Oct. 21, 1983, and the new bridge carried traffic across the lake.

Arkansas Postcard Past, P.O. Box 2221, Little Rock, AR 72203

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