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Petit Jean River Bridge

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Petit Jean River Bridge

Photo looking north on Arkansas 154.

Photo taken by J. Randall Houp in February 2014

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BH Photo #273727

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Description 

Plaque on this bridge reads, "1956", but this bridge wasn't completed and opened until October 1957. A national steel strike in the summer of 1956 delayed the shipment of the steel which didn't arrive until July 1957. This bridge replaced a former suspension bridge at this location that was originally built by Yell County, Arkansas and was located just a few feet east of this bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Petit Jean River on AR 154
Location
Conway County, Arkansas, and Yell County, Arkansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1956
Builder
- McBride Construction Co. of Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.1 ft.
Total length: 317.9 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.11417, -93.01083   (decimal degrees)
35°06'51" N, 93°00'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/499012/3885703 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
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Inventory numbers
AHTD 3032 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 45272 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2015)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 58.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
630

Update Log 

  • May 17, 2010: Added by David Backlin

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