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South Boat Ditch Bridge

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Photo taken October 2001 by Wayne Kizziar

BH Photo #100249

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over South Boat Ditch on CR 8
Location
Clark County, Arkansas
Status
Open to one-lane traffic
History
Built ca. 1928
Design
Main span: Riveted, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Approach: Pair of riveted, Warren pony trusses
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 101.0 ft.
Total length: 206.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.98466, -93.13623   (decimal degrees)
33°59'05" N, 93°08'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/487417/3760464 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Gurdon
Average daily traffic (as of 1987)
69
Inventory numbers
AHTD 11042 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 10266 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 26 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

6-panel truss (567)
Arkansas (1,702)
Built 1928 (1,104)
Built during 1920s (9,261)
Clark County, Arkansas (49)
One-lane traffic (7,527)
Open (37,871)
Owned by county (19,445)
Pratt through truss (4,796)
Pratt truss (8,358)
Riveted (1,992)
Span length 100-125 feet (4,158)
Structurally deficient (17,487)
Through truss (13,570)
Total length 175-250 feet (3,958)
Truss (30,515)
Wooden deck (5,964)

Update Log 

  • October 16, 2011: New photos from Lisa Hyde
  • February 13, 2009: New photo from Wayne Kizziar

Sources 

Comments 

South Boat Ditch Bridge
Posted October 16, 2011, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

It looks as if the second pony truss is back at the proper height. Has it been repaired?

South Boat Ditch Bridge
Posted October 16, 2011, by Lisa Hyde (lcsouthall [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I visited this bridge on 10-15-2011. Even though the piers apparently are deteriorating, it looked a lot more stable than the North Boat Ditch Bridge. It has a beautiful approach from the south with the trees arching over it.