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Spavinaw Creek Bedstead Bridge

Photos 

General View Of Truss Leg Bedstead Bridge, Looking South

Photo taken July 1988 by Louise T. Taft for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #129639

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost bedstead pony truss bridge over Spavinaw Creek on CR 29 (Orchard Road) between Gravette and Decatur
Location
Benton County, Arkansas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1909 by the Illinois Steel Bridge Co. of Jacksonville, Illinois. Replaced 1990
Builder
- Illinois Steel Bridge Co. of Jacksonville, Illinois
Design
Riveted, 8-panel Warren bedstead pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 71.0 ft.
Total length: 71.0 ft.
Deck width: 10.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.38385, -94.48146   (decimal degrees)
36°23'02" N, 94°28'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/367125/4027543 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Gravette
Inventory numbers
NRHP 87002414 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 10226 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 6, 2008: New photos from James Baughn

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