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“Historic Bridges of Arkansas” airs Th., Jan. 26, 6:30 p.m.

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With constant roadway improvements and the decline of repairs to antiquated thoroughfares looming, AETN partnered with the Arkansas Highway Department to develop this documentary. The common goal: to preserve the history associated with bridges in Arkansas for future generations. The special features scenic footage of various bridges, as well as interviews.

Featured in the program is Hendrix College Assistant Professor of Art Maxine Payne, an artist and photographer who has photographed and chronicled historic bridges in the state for the highway department for the past three years. Payne has been responsible for not only capturing the bridges’ unique qualities visually, but also for exploring the connections to the lives of Arkansans.

Learn more, check out the interactive map that shows where bridges are located, and watch the entire documentary

TUNE IN:  Thursday, January 26 at 6:30 p.m.