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Cache River AR 226 Bridge

Photos 

Oblique view

Photo provided by the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department

BH Photo #100326

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Cache River on AR 226
Location
Craighead County, Arkansas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1931, Replaced 2011
Design
Riveted, 8-panel Parker pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 69.8 ft.
Total length: 180.0 ft.
Deck width: 23.2 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.79579, -90.98315   (decimal degrees)
35°47'45" N, 90°58'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/682253/3963175 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cash
Inventory numbers
AHTD M2403 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 10301 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2010)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 23.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
2,500

Update Log 

  • March 30, 2016: Updated by David Backlin: Updated status to replaced
  • June 30, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Closed to traffic
  • April 15, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • August 23, 2008: Updated history
  • February 19, 2005: Posted new photos

Sources 

Comments 

Cache River AR 226 Bridge
Posted May 7, 2016, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

This bridge and the Bayou Deview bridge are reported to have been given to the City of Jonesboro for use along a pedestrian trail

Cache River AR 226 Bridge 6-1-2012 Now Closed .
Posted June 30, 2012, by Ervin Hoffmeister (ervinhoff3 [at] suddenlink [dot] net)

The new section of AR HW 226 over the Cach River Is open.

The old Brige is now CLOSED To all trafic.

Cache River AR 226 Bridge
Posted July 11, 2008, by Randall Houp (ghostbridgehunter [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Visited this bridge on Wednesday, July 9, 2008. Bridge found to be in good condition. This bridge, along with the one to the east on Arkansas 226 are scheduled to be replaced by 2010 to make way for a new wider highway due to the building of a new interstate being contructed west of Jonesboro. Both bridges according to various newspaper accounts are suppose to find new homes. Newspapers state that this bridge is the only CAMELBACK PONY left in the state.

Cache River AR 226 Bridge
Posted June 2, 2008, by Matthew Grant (mhg96 [at] bellsouth [dot] net)

State looking to give away 2 bridges in Craighead County

Associated Press - June 2, 2008 10:34 AM ET

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - State highway officials want to give away a pair of historic bridges in Craighead County to make room for replacements.

The state highway department says that because the two bridges are eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, they can't just be torn down. The two bridges - Cache River Bridge and Bayou DeView Bridge, both along Arkansas 226 - are scheduled to be replaced.

So the department hopes to find someone to take over the title of 1 or both of the bridges and promise to maintain and preserve the historic integrity of the structures.

The Cache River Bridge, located west of Cash, is a Camelback Pony Truss, the only 1 of its kind remaining in the state, the state highway department said. It consists of 1 70-foot truss span and has an overall length of 180 feet, with a 25-foot wide deck.

The Bayou DeView Bridge, located east of Cash, is a Parker Pony Truss, 1 of 16 remaining in Arkansas. It has a 90-foot single truss span, with an overall length of 192 feet, and a 26-foot deck width.

Information from: The Jonesboro Sun, http://www.jonesborosun.com

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