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Frog Bayou Railroad Bridge

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Frog Bayou Railroad Bridge

Photo looking upstream

Photo taken by J Randall Houp , February 26, 2009

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BH Photo #225493

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Brief Note: 

Written by J Randall Houp

I call this an inverted deck truss attached to a steel deck girder. Do I have this correct? Please feel free to correct; bridge styles are not my forte. Regardless, I have not seen this style of bridge used on an Arkansas railroad bridge that I have photographed. Beautiful bridge in a beautiful location. Supporting piers of native rock are awesome; workmanship excellent!

Facts 

Overview
Deck truss bridge over Frog Bayou on Arkansas-Missouri Railroad
Location
Crawford County, Arkansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Bulit 1930 by Virginia Bridge & Iron Co., Roanoke, Virginia
Design
Warren deck truss with alternating verticals
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.48930, -94.27391   (decimal degrees)
35°29'21" N, 94°16'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/384446/3928052 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Van Buren
Inventory number
BH 51327 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 21, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • February 18, 2012: Essay added by J Randall Houp

Sources 

  • J. Randall Houp