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UP - Arkadelphia Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo from dave [at] rightanglepro [dot] com

BH Photo #100196

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Two-span through truss railroad bridge over Ouachita River on the Union Pacific Railroad at Arkadelphia
Location
Clark County, Arkansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1930
Builder
- Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. of Roanoke, Virginia [also known as Virginia Bridge Co.]
Railroad
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
One 5-panel Pratt through truss (slightly taller than other span)
One 6-panel Warren through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.11971, -93.04476   (decimal degrees)
34°07'11" N, 93°02'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/495872/3775429 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Arkadelphia
Inventory number
BH 10252 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 30, 2015: New photo from Wayne Kizziar
  • July 14, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added build date & builder
  • July 14, 2012: New photo from Wayne Kizziar
  • April 2, 2011: New photos from Wayne Kizziar
  • October 2, 2010: New photos from Wayne Kizziar
  • May 3, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • February 14, 2008: New photos from Wayne Kizziar
  • July 13, 2005: Posted photos from Wayne Kizziar

Sources 

Comments 

Arkadelphia Railroad Bridge
Posted January 15, 2013, by Tim Reilly (silverhawkti [at] gmail [dot] com)

The railroads typically did this when they expected that they might double track the line. They would then need to have the wider piers to support the wider spans. By putting in the wider piers when the bridge was built it saved on the expense of doing it later.

Arkadelphia Railroad Bridge
Posted July 30, 2009, by Brad Smith (bwana39 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Anyone know why the concrete supports are so much wider than the bridge itself?