Rating:
No votes cast

FSL&T - Iron Mountain Viaduct

Photos 

The viaduct starts at the Ft. Smith-Van Buren Free Bridge on right, just outside view of this photo, and travels over the Iron Mountain railroad tracks and down into Van Buren. Wagons and automobiles exited the bridge at ground level and had to cross the tracks.

Vintage photo provided by Gene McCluney

Enlarge

BH Photo #129899

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pony plate girder bridge over Iron Mountain Railroad on Fort Smith Light & Traction Co
Location
Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1914; Replaced 1936
Railroads
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
- Fort Smith Light & Traction Co (FSL&T)
- St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern Railway (StLIM&S)
- Streetcar
Design
Pony plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.43224, -94.35565   (decimal degrees)
35°25'56" N, 94°21'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/376945/3921822 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Van Buren
Inventory number
BH 38336 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 29, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Reverted entries to 1914 uild date as the other date was for a different bridge
  • May 13, 2010: Updated by David Backlin: Added approx GPS
  • April 8, 2009: New photo from Gene McCluney
  • December 7, 2008: Added by Gene McCluney

Related Bridges 

Sources