a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Rainbow Bridge

was built in 1930 with five arches spanning the White River that flows beside and through Cotter, Arkansas.  An enormous spring rises from the ground past the bridge and adds its beautiful crystal clear water to White River.  A train bridge also spans the river.
It is not the largest spring in Arkansas
but Cotter was once the largest town in North Arkansas.
Cotter is called "Trout Capital of the USA" but even if you are not a fisherman the beauty will take your breath away.  It was a cloudy day but the beauty was visible near and far.
The river splits above the bridge and leaves wonderful islands to be explored and supplies many areas to fish from if you don't  have a boat.
I do get off the farm now and then.

20 comments:

A Quiet Corner said...

It is good to get out sometime, Gail!...:)JP

Sandra said...

that is a really pretty bridge and my favorite shot is the one with the whole view of the bridge. what a view that is..

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That is a beautiful bridge.
What happened that it's no longer the largest city in the area?

Lynne said...

Great news . . . you got out and about for a change!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I'm laughing at your "get off the farm now and then" comment. I think I have turned into a hermit this winter.

Farm Girl said...

It is just lovely.

KAHKASHAN KHAN said...

Very very nice post here.

Karen S. said...

I'm glad you do, because it is lovely around those parts. A few years ago we drove to the Pea Ridge to visit and joined the Civil War tour!

TexWisGirl said...

it's a neat bridge.

Dreaming said...

You frightened me... I was anticipating a sad story about a lost pet!
The bridge is awesome. It amazes me to see the variety of bridges out there, but I rarely get to see them from the vantage point of the water.
Glad you get to enrich your life now and then!

LindaG said...

Lovely scenery. Thank you, Gail. :-)

Linda Kay said...

Gail, glad to see you managed a trip off the farm! ;-) The pictures are beautiful, such a lovely spot.

Sketching with Dogs said...

What a stunning piece of engineering. I love the bridge.
It must be nice to take a boat around the islands and perhaps have a picnic on one of them.
Lynne x

Michaele said...

I always love catching a glimpse of your far away land of Arkansas.

Sandy said...

That is a gorgeous bridge and view. I would love to have a home on top of the mountain overlooking the river.

You said trout!!!! OMG......I need to mention this to Bulldog Man and plot this place on a map for a future trip. We love to trout fish!

Arkansas Patti said...

Wouldn't mind one of those houses on the hill.
Hope you got a line in the water and caught lots.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Did you go fishing? Looks like spring there...did I say that already...I guess I should say I hope you don't have an wintery relapses:)

1st Man said...

Beautiful bridge, wow. I'm always fascinated by bridges, the engineering behind them and the thought of them being built is just amazing.

As someone else said, I saw your post heading and thought that a pet had passed.

Glad you got out and about! It's good now and then, ha. I like to stay in more than go out, ha.

Empty Nester said...

I feel like I've seen that bridge before--on tv or in a movie????

Susan Anderson said...

Yes, and when you do, you certainly make it worth our while. Loved this little excursion.

=)

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