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Old Arkadelphia Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Historic photos provided by the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department

BH Photo #100245

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost two-span through truss bridge over Ouachita River at Arkadelphia carrying AR 7, AR 8, and AR 51
Location
Arkadelphia, Clark County, Arkansas
Status
Replaced by the current Arkadelphia Bridge
History
Built 1903, by Stupp Brothers Bridge & Iron Co.; Replaced 1960
Design
Pair of pin-connected, 10-panel Camelback Pratt through trusses . Originally built with a Pratt pony truss approach span at either end.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.12133, -93.04666   (decimal degrees)
34°07'17" N, 93°02'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/495697/3775609 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Arkadelphia
Inventory number
BH 10265 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

10-panel truss (150)
AR 51 (1)
AR 7 (17)
AR 8 (1)
Arkadelphia, Arkansas (3)
Arkansas (1,697)
Built 1903 (489)
Built during 1900s (6,467)
Camelback truss (310)
Clark County, Arkansas (49)
Lost (19,746)
Lost 1960 (35)
Lost during 1960s (444)
Ouachita River (33)
Owned by state (14,183)
Pin-connected (3,515)
Replaced by new bridge (13,078)
Through truss (13,181)
Truss (29,881)
US 67 (95)
Wooden deck (5,894)

Update Log 

  • November 28, 2011: Updated by David Backlin: Added approx. GPS
  • April 2, 2011: New photo from Wayne Kizziar
  • October 1, 2010: Updated by Wayne Kizziar: Added exact year built and builder . Added photo of bridge builders plate and original postcard view.
  • February 5, 2009: Updated by J Lance: Fixed typo
  • February 14, 2008: New photos from Wayne Kizziar
  • February 19, 2005: Posted new photos

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