Rating:
2 votes

Illinois River Arch Bridge

Photos 

Overview

These photos, taken Dec. 2001 and provided by the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department, show the bridge before it was closed to traffic.

BH Photo #100089

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Closed two-span Luten arch bridge over Illinois River on CR 3 (Chambers Springs Road) east of Siloam Springs, just south of US 412
Location
Benton County, Arkansas
Status
Closed to traffic
History
Built 1922 by the Luten Bridge Co.
Builder
- Luten Bridge Co. of York, Pennsylvania & Knoxville, Tennessee
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 65.9 ft.
Total length: 139.1 ft.
Deck width: 10.8 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 28, 1988
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.16666, -94.43379   (decimal degrees)
36°09'60" N, 94°26'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/371044/4003385 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Gallatin
Average daily traffic (as of 1987)
190
Inventory numbers
AHTD 10593 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
NRHP 87002420 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 10216 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 12.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 1, 2014: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Luten arch"
  • March 26, 2009: Updated by David Backlin: Bridge has been abandoned
  • December 15, 2008: New photos from Gene McCluney
  • October 17, 2005: Posted additional photos from Dustie Meads

Sources 

Comments 

Illinois River Arch Bridge
Posted March 26, 2009, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

Benton County has declared the bridge abandoned and will not rebuild it.

Illinois River Arch Bridge
Posted November 14, 2005, by Betty Steele (pooboosteele [at] msn [dot] com)

Who decided this bridge was structurally deficient and where can I obtain a copy of the appraisal?