Around 15,000 vehicles per day cross the U.S. Highway 71 viaduct in Texarkana, Ark. For years, the viaduct has had no name. But now that’s changing. The structure has now officially been named the Rev. Londell Williams Overpass, who served in City and County Government roles for 37 years and was the first African American mayor of Texarkana, Ark. Williams died in 2017 at the age of 81.The push to name the bridge in the Rev. Williams’ honor was started in December 2022 by a group of his supporters. The name change was approved by the Arkansas Department of Transportation at the request of the city’s board of directors.