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Warloop Creek Bridge

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Warloop Creek Bridge- Lake Fort Smith Road

Looking Northerly downstream. Lake Fort Smith Road was the route to Lake Fort Smith State Park, the dam and spillway prior to the lake expansion. Now the Park is reached farther up Highway 71 to the North.

Photo taken by John Cross in March 2009

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BH Photo #136242

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Overview
Concrete tee beam bridge over Warloop Creek on Lake Fort Smith Road
Location
Mountainburg, Crawford County, Arkansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
I believe this bridge was built as a part of Lake Fort Smith contruction, and has been maintained by the City of Fort Smith during the lake expansion project.
Design
This bridge is a concrete Tee Beam in design and has a slight arch to it. Typical of the style in the late 1920s and early 1930s you can see the form marks from the dimensional lumber used for concrete forms. The piers also have that characteristic and a slight taper toward the top. The rails are in good condition and the deck was reworked for the Lake Fort Smith expansion.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 122.1 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.65171, -94.15313   (decimal degrees)
35°39'06" N, 94°09'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/395613/3945931 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mountainburg
Elevation
767 ft. above sea level
Average daily traffic (as of 1987)
56
Inventory numbers
AHTD M3218 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 41941 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 84.1 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • February 15, 2010: Updated by David Backlin: Added GPS Coordinates
  • April 1, 2009: New photos from Gene McCluney
  • March 30, 2009: Added by John Cross

Sources 

  • John Cross - jcross [at] cross-photography [dot] com
  • Gene McCluney - gmacfilm [at] live [dot] com
  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net