Rating:
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Norfork Bridge

Photos 

Overview from the ground

Photo taken June 2001 by the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department

BH Photo #100072

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Lost four-span deck truss bridge over North Fork White River on AR 5 at Norfork
Location
Norfork, Baxter County, Arkansas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Construction started Aug. 21, 1936, by the Vincennes Steel Company; dedicated June 17, 1937; Demolished September 2014
Builder
- Vincennes Bridge Co. of Vincennes, Indiana
Design
Warren deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 166.0 ft.
Total length: 533.0 ft.
Deck width: 23.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.21278, -92.28646   (decimal degrees)
36°12'46" N, 92°17'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/564136/4007784 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Norfork
Inventory numbers
AHTD 00587 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
NRHP 90000512 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
AHTD 587 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 10210 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2012)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 38.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
3,200

Update Log 

  • September 26, 2014: Updated by David Backlin: Updated status to LOST
  • April 8, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • January 8, 2005: All new photos

Sources 

Comments 

Norfork Bridge
Posted January 8, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I continue to be amazed at how many people feel the need to flaunt their stupidity. Apparently, the reason this bridge is being replaced is because its like the I-35W bridge. Which it isn't. http://www.baxterbulletin.com/article/20130107/NEWS01/301070...

Norfork Bridge
Posted March 3, 2007, by Fred Garcia (fandsgarcia [at] gmail [dot] com)

Visited this bridge at 3:45 pm on 2 March 2007. There is a gravel road that runs under both bridges past the trout docks that is good for photos. On the east abuttment there is a rock promontory to get good long view photos of the bridge. This bridge looks more modern than its age suggests and is in excellent condition from my observation.

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.