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Rudy Bridge

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Rudy Bridge

Photo of bridge when it spanned across Frog Bayou.

J. Randall Houp collection

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BH Photo #226385

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Brief history: 

Written by J Randall Houp

This was the 2nd Rudy Bridge built. The first one built in 1894 was lost in the great flood of 1927. This bridge was completed and opened in May 1929 at a total cost to Crawford County of $9318.12. Unfortunately, this bridge was replaced by a "big cement ugly"

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Frog Bayou
Location
Rudy, Crawford County, Arkansas
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1929, Lakeside Bridge & Steel Company
Builder
- Lakeside Bridge & Steel Co. of North Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.52561, -94.27185   (decimal degrees)
35°31'32" N, 94°16'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/384685/3932077 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rudy
Inventory number
BH 51510 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 29, 2012: Essay added by J Randall Houp

Sources 

  • J. Randall Houp