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Strawfloor Road Bridge

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Strawfloor Road Bridge

Photo of the Strawfloor Road Bridge taken facing east. The Craighead County Highway Department has blocked the east side of the bridge with a large pile of debris. (Reverse of weight limit sign has been blurred due to obscene graffiti)

Photo taken by Joel, July 23, 2020

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BH Photo #482096

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Overview
Timber stringer bridge over Union Pacific Railroad on Strawfloor Road (CR 108)
Location
Craighead County, Arkansas
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic; Due to be replaced with new bridge
Future prospects
Closed to all traffic by ArDOT on June 19, 2019 due to unsafe conditions. Design and construction of a new bridge are in the development phase.
History
Built 1922; Closed to all traffic June 19, 2019
Railroads
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
- St. Louis Southwestern Railway (SSW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Timber stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 26.9 ft.
Total length: 128.6 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.81976, -90.78856   (decimal degrees)
35°49'11" N, 90°47'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/699780/3966213 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Herman
Average daily traffic (as of 1983)
69
Inventory numbers
AHTD 11743 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 71775 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2013)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 23.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • September 21, 2020: New photos from Joel
  • April 10, 2016: New Street View added by David Backlin
  • April 9, 2016: Added by James Baughn

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Strawfloor Road Bridge
Posted September 21, 2020, by Joel

Visited this bridge on July 23, 2020 and took two photos. The bridge was closed to all traffic by the Craighead County Highway Department on June 19, 2019, as ordered by the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT). According to a local news report and documentation from ArDOT, plans to replace the bridge are "in the development phase" as of June 2019.

Article from local news outlet:

https://www.kait8.com/2019/06/19/bridge-over-railroad-tracks...

Direct download link for ArDOT's closure notice:

https://www.craigheadcounty.org/files/download/documents/CR%...