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Terre Noire Creek Bridge

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Terre Noire Bridge

Photo showing what is under bridge, looking up stream. (north)

Photo taken by J Randall Houp in June 2011

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BH Photo #225728

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Written by J Randall Houp

This bridge is the worst bridge I have seen in years. Its not an "Ugly Bridge", so I think we may need to start a new file called "Hogan's Goat". This bridge is unsafe! I drove across it and wondered if I had made a major mistake. Not long after I crawled across a large truck passed over it. This bridge is ready for the old bridge graveyard.

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Terre Noire Creek with all wood deck
Location
Clark County, Arkansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1950
Design
Steel stringer with all wood deck.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 39.0 ft.
Total length: 96.1 ft.
Deck width: 14.7 ft.
Also called
Red Springs Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.91741, -93.03582   (decimal degrees)
33°55'03" N, 93°02'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/496688/3752998 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Curtis
Average daily traffic (as of 1987)
116
Inventory numbers
AHTD 11077 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 51383 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2013)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 46.3 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • March 11, 2012: Merged duplicate listings
  • February 21, 2012: Essay added by J Randall Houp

Sources 

  • J. Randall Houp