About This Place
Lake City is a town in Craighead County, Arkansas in the United States, along the St. Francis River. The population is 2,082 according to the 2010 census. It is included in the Jonesboro, Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area. It serves as a second county seat, serving the Eastern District of Craighead County (Jonesboro serves the Western District).
Lake City had the only lift bridge in the world that has been raised once in its construction. During the construction of St. Francis River Bridge there was an earthquake that made the river unsuitable for boats to pass through. A new bridge was constructed in 2002 and the lift bridge was moved to a location just south of the new bridge where it remains as a landmark.
Lake City is located at 35°49′4″N 90°26′24″W / 35.81778°N 90.44°W / 35.81778; -90.44 (35.817866, -90.439927).